18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  3​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  3​h
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  4​h
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  16​h 30​min
End: Washington DC, United States

1
night
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.
You've added Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Covent Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, walk around St. James's Park, get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, then take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Kensington Gardens and then admire the natural beauty at Kensington Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to London is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park
Kensington Gardens ©
Kensington Gardens

4
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.
You've added Les Caves du Louvre - Make Your Own Wine Workshop, Pont-Neuf, Montparnasse Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Montparnasse Tower ©
Montparnasse Tower
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Manneken Pis. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Open Boat Tours. On the 8th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House and then tour the water at your own pace with Open Boat Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip app .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Transportation Tours Outdoors
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Open Boat Tours ©
Open Boat Tours
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cologne Cathedral, Eiserner Steg, Romer, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cologne Cathedral
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Romer ©
Romer
Eiserner Steg ©
Eiserner Steg

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your list of things to see and do now includes First, Rose Garden (Rosengarten), The Cathedral of Bern, and other attractions. On the 10th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, admire the local landmark of Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen), get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, and finally appreciate the history behind Barenpark. Keep things going the next day: stroll through First.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bern online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Frankfurt to Bern takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bern when traveling from Frankfurt in May, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-First
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bern to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bern in May, Florence is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galleria Borghese, Giardino degli Aranci, Trevi Fountain, and other attractions you added. Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome journey planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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