18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Curracloe Beach and The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see The National 1798 Rebellion Centre in Enniscorthy, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Museum of Bags and Purses, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip tool .

Getting from Dublin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna. Step out of Vienna to go to Melk and see Melk Abbey, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Jesuits, stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder app .

Fly from Amsterdam to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Venice holiday planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vienna in April since evenings lows in Venice dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip app .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°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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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
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): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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