18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll around Parc Guell, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planner.

Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Barcelona. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, thenexplore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and then take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Cinque Terre by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 64°F in Cinque Terre. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Wineries
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Cinque Terre Walk and Drink ©
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Antibes (Plage du Ponteil & Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)), Villa Domergue (in Cannes) and Villeneuve-Loubet (Pitchoun Forest & Le Village des Fous). There's much more to do: make a splash at Aquasplash, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Nice online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in August, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Antibes, Villeneuve-Loubet, Villa Domergue
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Le Village des Fous ©
Le Village des Fous
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 30th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, thentake a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, thenget outside with Calanque d'En-Vau, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Mer. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Ile Verte, thenget interesting insight from Tours, thenexplore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

Make your Aix-en-Provence itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Aix-en-Provence, with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Cassis
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Calanque d'En-Vau ©
Calanque d'En-Vau
Plage de la Grande Mer ©
Plage de la Grande Mer

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, thenmake a trip to Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Aix-en-Provence to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August; daily highs in Paris reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): walk around Leopold Park, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), thencontemplate the long history of Grand Place, thenpause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, thenexamine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally make a trip to Atomium.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in September: highs in Brussels hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

3
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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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