15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Barcelona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) 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 Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then browse the exhibits of Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 15th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Budapest vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in March, plan for little chillier nights in Budapest, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Prague online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's still lots to do: walk around Phoenix Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Prague to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Prague to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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