15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5​h
1
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Paris, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Barbara's Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ossuary / The Cemetery Church, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then make a trip to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, and finally take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planning site .

Paris, France to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

St Barbara's Church
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and finally get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online vacation planner .

You can fly from Prague to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Villa d'Este, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online route maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel route planner .

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
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.
Vasa Museum and Royal Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Skansen and Fotografiska Stockholm capture your imagination. The adventure continues: examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, and explore the world behind art at Thiel Gallery (Thielska Galleriet).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Stockholm at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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