18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill. On the next day, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rome due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Venice, Italy

Venice

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 10th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, visit El Barri Gòtic, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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