15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to York's Chocolate Story and Church of Saint Mary, Whitby. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Treasurer's House and York Cold War Bunker. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Byland Abbey (in Coxwold), Whitby (199 Steps & Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall) and Easby Abbey (in Easby). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Richmond Castle, learn about all things military at The York Army Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, and go for a walk through York City Walls.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our York trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to York is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to York due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in York dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Whitby, Richmond, Byland Abbey, Middleham Castle
Highlights from your plan
York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and National Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Wallace Collection. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, steep yourself in history at HMS Belfast, explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

Discover how to plan a London trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in London are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Hotel de Ville. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, and finally get engrossed in the history at Trakai Island Castle Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, and finally examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vilnius trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Vilnius takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Vilnius. In August, daytime highs in Vilnius are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Uppsala Domkyrka and Monteliusvagen. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Skansen. Change things up with a short trip to Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, examine the collection at Bonniers Konsthall, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm journey builder app .

You can fly from Vilnius to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Vilnius to Stockholm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppsala
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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