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 Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre 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: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe 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 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee 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, 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).

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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
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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 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, #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.
Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Change things up with a short trip to Oasi Naturista in Lido di Ostia (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; 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, #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
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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC.

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.

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
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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 (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, #Beaches

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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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