15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  5​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 12th (Sun): pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning tool .

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Budapest reach 33°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Lesser Town, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague online journey planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in July, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 20th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Royal Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Skansen. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, then ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, then steep yourself in history at Riddarholmen Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Stockholm Old Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Prague in July, things will get little chillier in Stockholm: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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