18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

1
day
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the activities along Sechs-Seen-Platte Duisburg, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Krefeld Zoo, and then wander the streets of Konigsallee.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dusseldorf trip itinerary planning tool .

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Dusseldorf is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Dusseldorf. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Punta Cana in February: high temperatures in Dusseldorf hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sechs-Seen-Platte Duisburg, Krefeld Zoo
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Sechs-Seen-Platte Duisburg ©
Sechs-Seen-Platte Duisburg
Krefeld Zoo ©
Krefeld Zoo

1
day
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Halve Maan brewery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bruges travel route app .

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nature Breweries
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
days
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally make a trip to Place St. Gery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take a stroll through Lower Town, see the interesting displays at Manneken Pis, then get outside with Piscine L'Espadon, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bruges in February, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

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Neighborhoods Outdoors Breweries
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Cantillon Brewery ©
Cantillon Brewery
Etangs d'Ixelles ©
Etangs d'Ixelles
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

5
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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, take a stroll through Trastevere, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome attractions planner .

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in March, with highs in Rome at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Passeggiata di Gianicolo ©
Passeggiata di Gianicolo
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning website .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

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Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
days
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 7th (Wed), take a tour by water with BarcelonaSail, enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Delta del Llobregat, admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batlló.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in March, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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La Barceloneta ©
La Barceloneta
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Delta del Llobregat ©
Delta del Llobregat

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