18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

2
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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Paris is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes De Duif, Heineken Experience, Anne Frank House, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Topography of Terror, Friedrichstadt-Palast, Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm), and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, then enjoy breathtaking views from Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm), and then see a show at Friedrichstadt-Palast.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Berlin road trip website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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Friedrichstadt-Palast ©
Friedrichstadt-Palast
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
You've added Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, Jazz Boat, Old Town Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town Square, then steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get a new perspective on things with Jazz Boat.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Main Market Square ©
Main Market Square

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and steep yourself in history at Matthias Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Krakow to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Krakow, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Thermal Spas
Parliament ©
Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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