15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara, Mexico
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Guadalajara, Mexico

1
day
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Capital Ring, go for a walk through Victoria, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally make a trip to Greyfriars Passage.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London online day trip planner .

Guadalajara, Mexico to London is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Guadalajara to London. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Guadalajara in September: high temperatures in London hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Victoria ©
Victoria
Capital Ring ©
Capital Ring

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Ieper (Ypres) to see Saint Julien Memorial about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, enjoy some diversion at De Toverplaneet, steep yourself in history at Beguinage (Begijnhof), and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bruges road trip planning website .

Getting from London to Bruges by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Saint Julien Memorial
Highlights from your plan
De Toverplaneet ©
De Toverplaneet
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich tour planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Bruges to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), get lost in a book at Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt", go for a stroll along the water at Malamocco, then steep yourself in history at Campo de le Gatte, and finally kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, Venice is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt"
Highlights from your plan
Malamocco ©
Malamocco
Biblioteca ©
Biblioteca "Hugo Pratt"

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): browse the exhibits of Casa Museo Machiavelli.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Casa Museo Machiavelli

1
night
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 4th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Tor Boacciana, then find something for the whole family at Cinecitta World, and then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cinecitta World ©
Cinecitta World
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia
Tor Boacciana ©
Tor Boacciana

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 5th (Sat): make a trip to Placa d'Espanya, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then examine the collection at Fundacio Joan Miro, and finally step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation app .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Fundacio Joan Miro ©
Fundacio Joan Miro
Montjuic Castle ©
Montjuic Castle

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Mirador del Valle, Catedral Primada, & more) and Aranjuez (Jardin de la Isla & Royal Palace of Aranjuez). The adventure continues: stroll around Parque Madrid Rio.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Aranjuez
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

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