18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  14​h
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

3
days
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker tool .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to London is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to London due to the time zone difference. In January, London is colder than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
days
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.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Charles Bridge and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Town Square, then make a trip to Old Town (Stare Mesto), then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Prague reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
days
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Schönbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, make a trip to Heldenplatz, and admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Budapest.

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Hofburg Palace ©
Hofburg Palace
Schönbrunn Palace ©
Schönbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Parliament Pc, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

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

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, ponder the design of Santa Maria in Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip site .

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in February; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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