18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
Subway + Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  8 h 30 min
End: Tehran, Iran

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planner.

Tehran, Iran to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tehran to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Campo and Piazza del Duomo. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Siena Cathedral in Siena--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona online vacation maker .

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris tour planning app .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, then examine the collection at Ludwigsburg Palace (Residenzschloss), and then examine the collection at Mercedes-Benz Museum. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Killesberg Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then look for gifts at Markthalle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lichtenstein Castle.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Stuttgart trip planning app .

Take a train from Paris to Stuttgart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lichtenstein Castle, Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Lichtenstein Castle ©
Lichtenstein Castle

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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 19th (Fri): make a trip to Charles Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town Square, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Mala strana.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), then admire the landmark architecture of Parliament, and finally head off the coast to Margaret Island. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Budapest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building

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