18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: 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 Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
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

Breweries Parks Historic Sites
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De Halve Maan Brewery ©
De Halve Maan Brewery
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

3
nights
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.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods Outdoors Breweries
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Etangs d'Ixelles ©
Etangs d'Ixelles
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in February, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Passeggiata di Gianicolo. 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 Tours

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
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

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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 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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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
La Barceloneta ©
La Barceloneta

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