18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandycove Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Curracloe Beach, Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Jordaan, examine the collection at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Hague
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna, admire the striking features of Church of the Jesuits, and take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

2
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.
On the 30th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pantalon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, thendon't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

3
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 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, thendelve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, thenmake a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, thenget to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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