18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Milos, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
Naxos, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Chicago, United States

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation planner .

Chicago, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In June, Amsterdam is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. You'll set off for London on the 12th (Tue).

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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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will leave for Paris on the 13th (Wed).

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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.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip tool .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 14th (Thu), you're off toSan Teodoro.

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2
days
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi and then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda and then kick back and relax at La Cinta.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to San Teodoro takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In June, San Teodoro is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

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La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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Milan, Italy

Milan
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milan online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You will leave for Rome on the 18th (Mon).

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Roman Forum, then admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Milos.

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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel

2
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Milos, Greece

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kastanas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammoudaraki Beach and then kick back and relax at Kalogries Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Milos travel planner.

Getting from Rome to Milos by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach

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Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Maragas Beach and then explore the ancient world of Portara. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mikri Vigla Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kastraki Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naxos trip site .

Getting from Milos to Naxos by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. June in Naxos sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

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Kastraki Beach ©
Kastraki Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Naxos to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Naxos to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You will leave for Valencia on the 25th (Mon).

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 26th (Tue), you're off toMadrid.

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid vacation planning site .

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June in Madrid, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 60°F. You'll set off for Dublin on the 28th (Thu).

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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.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, Dublin is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. On the 28th (Thu), you're off tohome.

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