18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Merrion Square, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the next day, take a stroll through Lesser Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online route planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Prague due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 10th (Thu): make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest planning site .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 12th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

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You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in September, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rome: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Florence in September, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip site .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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