18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Poznan, Poland
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
Paris, France
— Few hours
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Stockholm, Sweden
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
St. Petersburg, Russia
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Poznan, Poland

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 6th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Holden Leathergoods, get great views at Brian de Staic Jeweller, explore the wide array of goods at Strand House Cafe, then stop by Dingle Record Shop, then look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally look for gifts at Dingle Crystal.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle online tour planner .

Poznan, Poland to Dingle is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Poznan in August: highs in Dingle hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Shopping

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Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Kathleen McAuliffe ©
Kathleen McAuliffe
Holden Leathergoods ©
Holden Leathergoods

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hours
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.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dingle to Paris in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Dingle, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pick up some local products at Marche Forville, hunt for treasures at Marche provencal, then take a stroll through La Croisette, then stop by 1862 Wines & Spirits, and finally look for gifts at Les Caprices de Marilyn. On the next day, stop by L'Antre des Delices, stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, then hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, then stop by La Verrerie de Biot, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cannes day trip app .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Cannes hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Cannes

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biot, VinAzur - Vins de provence, Marche provencal, Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya
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Marche Forville ©
Marche Forville
VinAzur - Vins de provence ©
VinAzur - Vins de provence
Les Caprices de Marilyn ©
Les Caprices de Marilyn

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunn Palace, then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), look for gifts at Xocolat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Schönbrunn Zoo, then look for gifts at Manner Shop, and finally admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vienna online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cannes to Vienna by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cannes in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Vienna, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping
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Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt
Manner Shop ©
Manner Shop

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, stop by Shop Marionety Truhlar, look for gifts at Artel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, look for gifts at Manufaktura, wander the streets of Old Town Square, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally stop by TONAK Flagship Store.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Artel ©
Artel
Manufaktura ©
Manufaktura

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hours
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 15th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, then examine the collection at Skansen, and finally see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Prague to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stockholm: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Ostermalm Saluhall ©
Ostermalm Saluhall
Skansen ©
Skansen

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hours
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally look for gifts at Iznik Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı, then look for gifts at Adnan and Hasan, then admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally stop by Egyptian Bazaar.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning tool .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Adnan and Hasan ©
Adnan and Hasan
Mısır Çarşısı ©
Mısır Çarşısı

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 19th (Sun), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, look for gifts at L'Artigianato, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Officine Creative Roma, don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Officine Creative Roma ©
Officine Creative Roma
L'Artigianato ©
L'Artigianato

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stop by Cellarer, stroll through Park Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning app .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
CaixaForum ©
CaixaForum
Cellarer ©
Cellarer

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