15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 15th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the next day, take a stroll through Alfama, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip builder site .

Washington DC, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. March in Barcelona sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to 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

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.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

Make your Budapest itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in March, things will get little chillier in Budapest: highs are around 54°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
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 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town.

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

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at ARTIS, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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