18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Charlotte, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+4
train + bus + Fly + bus + train:  4​h
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Charlotte, United States

2
days
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Felsenmeer, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, and then do a tasting at Schloss Johannisberg. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Braunfels, take a stroll through Historische Altstadt Wetzlar, and then examine the collection at Mathematikum.

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Charlotte, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 77°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Schloss Johannisberg, Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, Schloss Braunfels, Historische Altstadt Wetzlar, Felsenmeer
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Felsenmeer ©
Felsenmeer
Mathematikum ©
Mathematikum
Schloss Johannisberg ©
Schloss Johannisberg

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Trocadero, explore the galleries of The Army Museum, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

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Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Trocadero ©
Trocadero
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

1
day
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bern driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Bern in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Bern

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Thun, Cathedrale St-Nicholas
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Thunersee ©
Thunersee

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and then take a stroll through Citta del Vaticano. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Sabbianera Super Beach and then stroll through Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare.

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Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Bern to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bern in August, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Point Break, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Sabbianera Super Beach ©
Sabbianera Super Beach
Point Break ©
Point Break
Vatican City
Vatican City

1
day
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Sun), admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Castello di Verrazzano
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Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

3
days
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bibione Spiaggia and Ponte dell'Accademia. Escape the urban bustle at Lido Beach and La Giudecca. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the world behind art at Punta della Dogana.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Moon, Bibione Spiaggia
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Bibione Spiaggia ©
Bibione Spiaggia
Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon
La Giudecca ©
La Giudecca

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, then wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, and finally wander the streets of Alsergrund.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect Vienna to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 59°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Ringstrasse ©
Ringstrasse
Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo ©
Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo

1
day
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.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Powder Tower and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wallenstein Palace Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Prague sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Breweries
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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral ©
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral
Prague for Two ©
Prague for Two
Wallenstein Palace Gardens ©
Wallenstein Palace Gardens

1
day
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Opel Zoo, then examine the collection at Museum fur Post und Kommunikation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), and finally make a trip to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen.

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Fly from Prague to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Opel Zoo, Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park
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Opel Zoo ©
Opel Zoo
Museum fur Post und Kommunikation ©

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