18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
San Francisco, United States

2
days
Munich, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. On the next day, explore the activities along English Garden and then step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Munich is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Munich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Munich are colder (38°F), and nights are little chillier (25°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

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Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz

2
days
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then appreciate the history behind Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), and finally ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Checkpoint Charlie, then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Berlin Wall Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

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Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate
Pergamonmuseum

3
days
Vienna, Austria

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.
Vienna is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Schoenbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum, admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Berlin to Vienna by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Vienna are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

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Schönbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

3
days
Budapest, Hungary

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, spas, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Residence Parliament, contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and take in the views from Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Budapest are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

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Residence Parliament
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church

2
days
Paris, France

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 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Catacombs and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Budapest to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in February since evenings lows in Paris dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

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Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

4
days
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. February in London sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery
Natural History Museum
British Museum

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