18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

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 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and then explore the activities along River Seine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Palace of Versailles.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris travel itinerary creator.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Zandvoort aan Zee and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Step out of Amsterdam to go to Haarlem and see Frans Hals Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Resistance Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Brouwersgracht.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome vacation trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Rome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, Rome is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): wander the streets of Cannaregio, browse the exhibits of Doges' Palace, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. April in Venice sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló, then admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Milà. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then stroll through Park Güell, then take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, and finally kick back and relax at La Barceloneta.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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