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 Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Île de la Cité for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
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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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Scheveningen beach (in Scheveningen) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Vatican Museums and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Change things up with a short trip to Oasi Naturista in Lido di Ostia (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome journey planning website .

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, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vatican City, Oasi Naturista
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
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 Casa Batllo and Palau Guell are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online travel route planner .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 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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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
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 Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Madrid attractions planning app .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 9°C. 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 Beaches

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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