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:  10​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  6​h 15​min
3
Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Canals area and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, stroll through The Amstel, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and see the interesting displays at Micropia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Canals area ©
Canals area

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 5th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and then don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

3
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 7th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, take an in-depth tour of Reichsstadtmuseum, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take a stroll through Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Town Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Neumunster, get to know the fascinating history of Marktplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede.

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

You can drive from Paris to Rothenburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. August in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. George Church, Marktplatz, Neumuenster
Highlights from your plan
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Marktplatz ©
Marktplatz

3
nights
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Buchheim Museum der Phantasie and Freilchtmuseum Glentleiten. Schloss Hohenschwangau and Benediktinerkloster St. Mang will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hohes Schloss (in Fussen), Kloster Benediktbeuern (in Benediktbeuern) and Skydiving (in Oberstdorf). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Alpspitz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter und Paul, go for a walk through Ludwigstrasse, and take in the dramatic scenery at Zipfelsbach Wasserfall.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fussen, Skydiving, Kloster Benediktbeuern, Buchheim Museum of Imagination, St. Peter und Paul
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Kloster Benediktbeuern ©
Kloster Benediktbeuern
Buchheim Museum of Imagination ©
Buchheim Museum of Imagination

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder site .

Getting from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Florence by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in August, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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