15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get a sense of the local culture at Atomium and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve in Ghent, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and make a trip to Place St. Gery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Brussels. Traveling from Dublin in December, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
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 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then explore the world behind art at Collezione Roberto Casamonti, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio and then relax in the rural setting at Castello di Verrazzano.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Verrazzano, Castello del Trebbio
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
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with San Marco 801, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Giudecca 795 Art Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
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 31st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunn Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Vienna to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Andrassy Avenue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

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Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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