18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  17​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Philippines

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coca-Cola London Eye as well as Notting Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wallace Collection and Fortnum & Mason. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Take a break from London with a short trip to Windsor Castle in Windsor, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, pause for some photo ops at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder website .

Manila, Philippines to London is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manila to London due to the time zone difference. In November, London is much colder than Manila - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Chantilly. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle) and Musee Alfred-Danicourt (in Peronne). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lochnagar Crater, Musee Alfred-Danicourt, Chateau de Chantilly
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Mon), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, don't miss a visit to Niederdorf, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Florence reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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