18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally look for gifts at Lager Lager.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip planner.

Cleveland, USA to Berlin is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cleveland to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

Capital of Europe

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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then make a trip to Atomium, and then steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels visit planning site.

Getting from Berlin to Brussels by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, walk around English Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip planning website.

Getting from Brussels to Munich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning website.

You can fly from Munich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Florence is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Porto.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, then look for gifts at Livraria Lello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Porto holiday planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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