18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

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

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musée d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacre Coeur Cathedral and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip maker website .

Cordoba, Argentina to Paris is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect cooler evenings in Paris when traveling from Cordoba in April, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the 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
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

1
day
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, examine the collection at 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
days
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 Rembrandt House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Scheveningen beach (in Scheveningen), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) 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 Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Borghese Gallery and Sistine Chapel. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Lido di Ostia to see Oasi Naturista about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, make a trip to Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Rome reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Vatican City, Oasi Naturista
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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Batlló and Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC. Get some cultural insight at La Sagrada Familia and El Cafè de la Pedrera. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and see the interesting displays at Picasso Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

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

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Historic Sites Museums Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló

2
days
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, then admire the masterpieces at Sorolla Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado.

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

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 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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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum ©
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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