18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner
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Fly
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Beaune, France
— 1 night
Train
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Rome. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, look for gifts at MIO Store - Firenze, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Florence. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Piazza delle Erbe, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip tool.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Munich.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, then make a trip to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenkirche, and finally explore the activities along English Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In May, Munich is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Brienz and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Munich to Grindelwald in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Beaune.
Nature · Parks · Tours
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Beaune, France — 1 night

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
On the 14th (Sat), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beaune itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Beaune takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Beaune sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Highlights from your trip

Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation builder.

Getting from Beaune to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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