18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  13​h
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Salzburg, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago, United States

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di Santo Stefano Rotondo. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, and admire the local landmark of Santa Maria in Trastevere.

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Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Historic Sites Museums

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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Let the collections at Galleria dell'Accademia and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
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.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
day
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hofbräuhaus München, Munich Residenz and Marienplatz. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, raise your glass at Hofbräuhaus München, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

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

Traveling by flight from Venice to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Munich reach 67°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

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Museums Nightlife
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Hofbräuhaus München ©
Hofbräuhaus München

1
day
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panorama Tours Original Sound of Music Tour, Residenzgalerie and Altstadt von Salzburg. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the top attractions with Panorama Tours Original Sound of Music Tour, admire the landmark architecture of Residenzgalerie, and then don't miss a visit to Altstadt von Salzburg.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salzburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

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Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Residenzgalerie ©
Residenzgalerie
Altstadt von Salzburg ©
Altstadt von Salzburg

1
day
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
On the 16th (Sun), get curious at Deutsches Museum, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, then don't miss a visit to Fassade des Hirmer Stammhauses, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

4
days
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.
Sacre Coeur Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Musée d'Orsay and Musée Rodin. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary site .

Fly from Munich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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