15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the next day, take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Athens online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Athens. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get little chillier in Athens: highs are around 22°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in December, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Florence trip builder app.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Casino, enjoy the sand and surf at Larvotto Beach, and then examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Monte-Carlo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Florence in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online holiday builder.

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 8th (Wed): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then visit Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris online trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Old Town, and then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

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You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Zurich is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Munich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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 12th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Powder Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally stop by Lesser Town.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague driving holiday planner.

Fly from Munich to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.