18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Calgary, Canada

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder.

Calgary, Canada to Athens is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Athens, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Athens is warmer than Calgary - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
day
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Checkpoint Charlie, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Athens to Berlin in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Berlin is minus 1 hour. In February, Berlin is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Doges' Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip generator.

Fly from Berlin to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Berlin in February, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and then delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples online itinerary creator.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Naples, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Rome Historical Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
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. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs, examine the collection at Musée Jacquemart-André, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in March, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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