18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Paris, France
— 1 day
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
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Longyearbyen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Narvik, Norway
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 day
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
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Paris, France

— 1 day

City of Light

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.
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in Paris hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and finally walk around Vigeland Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Oslo road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Oslo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oslo, with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks
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Tromso, Norway

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Polar Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tromso trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Oslo to Tromso by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from 33°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Tromso

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Longyearbyen, Norway

— 2 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): go deep underground at Gruve 3 and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svalbard Kirke. On the next day, examine the collection at Svalbard Museum and then trek along Spitzbergen Adventures.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Longyearbyen tour planner.

Fly from Tromso to Longyearbyen in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tromso in December, expect Longyearbyen to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°F and 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Narvik.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
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Narvik, Norway

or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Plan my trip to Narvik with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Longyearbyen to Narvik in 6.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Longyearbyen in December: high temperatures in Narvik hover around 33°F and lows are around 28°F. You'll set off for Stockholm on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Narvik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 1 day

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Narvik to Stockholm. December in Stockholm sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Berlin.

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Berlin, Germany

— 1 day

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Berlin day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. You'll set off for Bratislava on the 24th (Fri).

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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava road trip tool.

You can drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest route planner.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 28th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip app.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in December: highs in Venice hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 2 nights
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, browse the exhibits of Stamps and Money Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Prince's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Princess Grace Botanical Garden, then contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then don't miss a visit to Place du Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Monaco-Ville trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Monaco-Ville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Monaco-Ville: highs are around 58°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Place Massena.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Nice is very close to Monaco-Ville. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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