18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
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Hamburg, Germany
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Cartagena, Spain
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Valencia, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 day

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Vienna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Hamburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take a stroll through Reeperbahn, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Vienna to Hamburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Hamburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 1 day

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): shop like a local with Covent Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Harrods.

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Getting from Hamburg to London by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hamburg to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Shopping

Paris, France

— 1 day

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris visit planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the striking features of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, then stop by Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, and then take a memorable tour with Vista Galicia - Day Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Adega Eidos, kick back and relax at Playa Canelas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Foxos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruinas de Santa Marina, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Fefinans.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Santiago de Compostela takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Santiago de Compostela sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 day

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): wander the streets of Alfama, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Rossio Square, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In September, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Santiago de Compostela - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Cartagena, Spain

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa La Cortina, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Playa de Calblanque, then pause for some photo ops at El Zulo, then wander the streets of Calle Mayor, and finally stop by Centro de Artesania de Cartagena.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Lisbon to Cartagena in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Cartagena. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in September since evenings lows in Cartagena dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Valencia, Spain

— 1 day

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oceanografic Valencia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja La Malvarrosa, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then shop like a local with Central Market of Valencia, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Cala Sa Boadella and Fenals Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda), La playa de Tamariu (in Tamariu) and Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Platja d’es Codolar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sa Caleta, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips