15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), head off the coast to Île de la Cité and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Tromso, Norway

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Tromso Public library and City Archives, then view the masterpieces at Lone Slydahl, then appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Paris to Tromso by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Tromso hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lone Slydahl ©
Lone Slydahl

1
night
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 23rd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prague sightseeing planner.

Fly from Tromso to Prague in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Prague is somewhat warmer than Tromso - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
On the 25th (Sat), don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip planning website .

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip website .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
On the 27th (Mon), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in January, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
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 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally examine the collection at Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 30th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online vacation planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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