18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Pieve di Bono, Italy
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder.

New York City, USA to Berlin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Take a break from Bern with a short trip to Parasailing & Paragliding in Interlaken, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Berlin to Bern in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Bern, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pieve di Bono.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pieve di Bono, Italy

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pieve di Bono trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Pieve di Bono takes 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bern in May; daily highs in Pieve di Bono reach 72°F and lows reach 55°F. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Venice.

Things to do in Pieve di Bono

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Venice, Italy

— 1 day

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 8th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pieve di Bono to Venice in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more), Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more) and Torre Guinigi (in Lucca). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip