18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Versailles, France
— 1 night
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Chambord, France
— 1 night
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Cheverny, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Aignan, France
— 1 night
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Bourges, France
— 1 night
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Valencay, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris online holiday planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Versailles.
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Versailles, France — 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles, browse the range of quality goods at Fnac, and then stop by L'adresse gourmande.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chambord.
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Chambord, France — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Domaine National de Chambord, make a trip to Chateau de Chambord, then join in the after-dark buzz at Maison des Vins Chambord, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Louis de Chambord.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chambord trip planning app.

You can drive from Versailles to Chambord in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Chambord are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cheverny.
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Cheverny, France — 1 night

Cheverny is a commune in the French department of Loir-et-Cher.It lies in the Loire Valley, about 10km southeast of Blois.SightsThe commune is the site of the Château de Cheverny. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, then play a few rounds at Golf du Chateau de Cheverny, then do a tasting at Domaine Le Portail, and finally learn about winemaking at Maison des Vins de Cheverny.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheverny trip planner.

Cheverny is very close to Chambord. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Aignan.
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Saint-Aignan, France — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Astuces Vins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collégiale Saint-Aignan, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZooParc de Beauval.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Aignan online trip maker.

Saint-Aignan is just a stone's throw from Cheverny. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bourges.
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Bourges, France — 1 night

Gem of the Lorraine Valley

For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Musee du Materiel, then stop by La Halle au Ble, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale De Bourges.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bourges vacation builder site.

You can drive from Saint-Aignan to Bourges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bourges can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Valencay.
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Valencay, France — 1 night

Valençay is a commune in the Indre department in central France.GeographyValençay is situated in the Loire Valley on a hillside overlooking the River Nahon. On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Musee de l'Automobile, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Valencay, then examine the collection at Musee du Sucre d’Art, and finally make a trip to Tombeau de Talleyrand.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Valencay holiday website.

You can drive from Bourges to Valencay in 1.5 hours. October in Valencay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel, and then make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning tool.

Drive from Valencay to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Madrid in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in October, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 20th (Sun), pick up some local products at Marche Forville, then look for gifts at L'Antre des Delices, then wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes, and finally revel in the low prices at Le Musee du Parfum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through La Croisette, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and then wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannes travel planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Cannes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Cannes, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pick up some local products at Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Cannes to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, have fun at Budapest Shooting, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in October: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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