18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  15​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:  3​h
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Chicago, United States

3
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 Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Basilica di San Pietro, and other attractions you added. Palatine Hill and Roman Forum will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Foro di Augusto and St. Clement Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary website .

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rome is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

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

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 The Baptistery of St. John. Let the collections at Galleria dell'Accademia and Museo Archeologico Nazionale capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You'll set off for Venice on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Free Walking Tour as well as Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the 12th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Venice Free Walking Tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, examine the collection at Porta della Carta, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice day trip site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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 Hofbrauhaus Munchen, Munich Residenz and Marienplatz.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munich tour website .

You can fly from Venice to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get little chillier in Munich: highs are around 66°F and lows about 47°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Nightlife
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Hofbrauhaus Munchen ©
Hofbrauhaus Munchen

1
day
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You've now added Panorama Tours Original Sound of Music Tour to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): catch all the local highlights with Panorama Tours Original Sound of Music Tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg tour planner .

Getting from Munich to Salzburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

#Tours
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1
day
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munich online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 17th (Mon), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Munich

#Childrens Museums, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael'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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, Paris Charms & Secrets Tours and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Visit Sainte-Chapelle and Montmartre for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee du Louvre. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Le Marais, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

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Fly from Munich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Musee du Louvre ©
Musee du Louvre
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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