18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cordoba, Argentina
Fly:  20​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Cordoba, Argentina

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Cordoba, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect colder evenings in Paris when traveling from Cordoba in April, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, examine the collection at Autoworld, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), Scheveningen beach (in Scheveningen) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online route planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Scheveningen beach, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Colosseum and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Galleria Borghese. Change things up with a short trip to Oasi Naturista in Lido di Ostia (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and make a trip to Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Oasi Naturista
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Barcelona Cathedral and El Barri Gòtic. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Madrid. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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