15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 day
bus:  4​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Moof Museum, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, make a trip to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
day
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 22nd (Sat): learn about all things military at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kaisergruft. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Vienna.

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

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus), contemplate the long history of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then hunt for treasures at Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, and finally get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salzburg tour planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) ©
Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus)

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum (Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum), take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then stop by Speckeria, and finally explore the world behind art at Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Salzburg to Innsbruck takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Highlights from your plan
Swarovski Crystal Worlds ©
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum ©
Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 27th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally stroll through Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne journey planner .

You can drive from Innsbruck to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Confiserie Sprunglifor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Wyden Badi and Lake Zurich. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Hollgrotten in Baar, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and make a trip to Niederdorf.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Wyden Badi, Hollgrotten
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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