15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Norfolk, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Norfolk, United States

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Bodega Flamenca (Flamenco Barcelona) as well as SANDEMANs NEW Barcelona, Free Walking Tour. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fenals Beach and Ciutat Vella. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Mila "La Pedrera". Venture out of the city with trips to Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and make a trip to Park Guell.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning app .

Norfolk, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Norfolk to Barcelona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Colosseum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palatine Hill and Citta del Vaticano. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, take a stroll through Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponte Vecchio and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get a sense of the local culture at Uffizi Galleries and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Change things up with a short trip to Sovestro in Poggio vineyard in San Gimignano (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planning website .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Walking tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Porta della Carta and St Mark's Campanile. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, wander the streets of Dorsoduro, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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