18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  17 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus:  6 h 30 min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Poseidon and Submarine Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Papagiannakos Winery in Markopoulo Mesogeas (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online tour itinerary maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May; daily highs in Athens reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Submarine Monument, Temple of Poseidon, Papagiannakos Winery
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
War Photo Limited and Love Stories Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dubrovnik vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in May; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Town ©
Old Town
War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hospital in the Rock and Neszmely Boat Museum. You'll explore and learn at House of Terror Museum and Mining Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Gyongyos (Matra Muzeum & Ferences Rendhaz es Templom). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and admire the landmark architecture of Parliament.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest vacation builder .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budapest, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Gyongyos, Neszmely Boat Museum, Mining Museum
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House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jewish Museum in Prague and Strahov Monastery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Pamatnik Josefa Lady a jeho dcery Aleny. Explore Prague's surroundings by going to Military museum Lesany (in Tynec nad Sazavou) and Retroautomuzeum (in Vrchotovy Janovice). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town Square, get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and steep yourself in history at The Powder Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary site .

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in May, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Pamatnik Josefa Lady a jeho dcery Aleny, Retroautomuzeum, Military museum Lesany
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Lesser Town
Lesser Town

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zaanse Schans and Museum BroekerVeiling. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Frans Hals Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and admire the masterpieces at Hermitage Amsterdam.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, Museum BroekerVeiling, Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, wander the streets of Westminster, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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