18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary maker tool .

Vancouver, Canada to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to London is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in London. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from London to Dubrovnik in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

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Dubrovnik Cable Car ©
Dubrovnik Cable Car
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Visit Vatican Museums and Roman Forum for their historical value. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siena Cathedral and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then admire the striking features of Procuratoria Della Basilica Di San Marco.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Sacre Coeur Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in May; daily highs in Paris reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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