18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Argostolion, Greece
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Vasilikos, Greece
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Corfu Town, Greece
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then walk around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La casa del semaforo y el cuartel de los carabineros.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Doha, Qatar to Barcelona is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, stop by Ile Saint-Louis, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Le Marais, then explore the activities along Seine River, and then see some colorful creatures with Euro Vietnam Diving.

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

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then ride a horse along Maneggio Guelfi Neri - Passeggiate a cavallo nel chianti, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): visit Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally surround yourself with nature on Matteo Truffle Experience.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Oasi Ca' di Mezzo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Minerva.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Argostolion.
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Argostolion, Greece — 3 nights

A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kanali Beach and Lourdas (Lourdata) Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Michalis and Ammes Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Kefalonia Wine Tour in Omala (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paliostafida Beach, stroll through Small beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Argostolion driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Argostolion takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Venice to Argostolion, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Greece — 3 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Visiting Gerakas Beach and Vasilikos Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Porto Zorro Beach and Xigia Beach. Take a break from Vasilikos with a short trip to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) in Anafonitria, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips, kick back and relax at Banana Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laganas Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vasilikos trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Argostolion to Vasilikos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Vasilikos are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Greece — 2 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): head outdoors with Madalena Boat Trips, step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, then expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally take a stroll through Corfu Old Town.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Vasilikos to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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