18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ischia, Italy
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 18th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Jewish Historical Institute, see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon, then steep yourself in history at Umschlagplatz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Hyacinth, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Polskiej Wódki (Polish Vodka Museum).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Warsaw is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. In December, Warsaw is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum
Jewish Historical Institute ©
Jewish Historical Institute
Church of St Hyacinth ©
Church of St Hyacinth

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and finally make a trip to The Ghetto Heroes Square.

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Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley
Rynek (Old Square) Underground ©
Rynek (Old Square) Underground
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, then steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of The Neapolis Buried, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church, then make a trip to Spaccanapoli, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Krakow to Naples in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in December: high temperatures in Naples hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ischia.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

1
night
Ischia, Italy

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Casa Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mare, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ischia day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Ischia takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Naples in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ischia, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Casa Museo
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Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro ©
Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro
Museo del Mare ©
Museo del Mare
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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.
Get some historical perspective at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Major Synagogue. Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Museu Gaudí and Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Magic mon del tren (in Santa Eugenia de Berga) and Placa Major (in Vic). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, explore the world behind art at Museu del Modernisme, and get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Catalunya.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Ischia to Barcelona in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ischia in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Magic mon del tren, Placa Major
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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
Magic mon del tren ©
Magic mon del tren

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 27th (Sun), wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, contemplate the long history of Torres de Serranos, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia.

To find maps and tourist information, read Valencia online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Valencia are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 29th (Tue), take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

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You can fly from Valencia to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Seville, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador
Basilica de la Macarena ©
Basilica de la Macarena

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Ancient Art and Museu de Marinha. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Capela Das Aparicoes. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Castelo de Almourol (in Praia do Ribatejo), Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista (in Tomar) and Evora (Aqueduto da Agua de Prata, Igreja de Sao Francisco, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, admire the landmark architecture of Panteao Nacional, admire the masterpieces at Atelier-Museu Julio Pomar, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional Ferroviario.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip builder website.

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Evora, Castelo de Almourol, Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, Museu Nacional Ferroviario, Capela Das Aparicoes
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Walls of Evora ©
Walls of Evora
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa

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