18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Athens, Greece
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

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 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon day trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Lisbon is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in October: highs in Lisbon hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seville itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral Primada and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz & Casco Historico de Toledo). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in November, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods

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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Las Ramblas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: S'Agaro (Camino de Ronda & San Pol Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in November; daily highs in Barcelona reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Escape the urban bustle at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the engaging exhibits at Hellenic Children's Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then shop like a local with Ermou Street.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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