18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London tour site.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in London dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lesser Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague road trip tool.

Fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get little chillier in Prague: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, thenexamine the collection at The Hofburg, thenadmire the masterpieces at Silberkammer, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vienna travel app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), thenpause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thenadmire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Budapest route planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, thentake a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, thenappreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, thenmake a trip to Belém Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon visit planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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