15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lincoln, United Kingdom
train:  2​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h
End: Lincoln, United Kingdom

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day
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Somerset House.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London driving holiday site .

Lincoln to London is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at DB Museum (German Railway Museum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Elisabethkirche, examine the collection at Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum at Fembo House), then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then contemplate the long history of Heilig-Geist-Spital, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, then steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip planning app .

Getting from London to Nuremberg by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nuremberg due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Nuremberg reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Nuremberg Palace of Justice ©
Nuremberg Palace of Justice

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
New Pinakothek ©
New Pinakothek

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Katedrala Svateho Vita, don't miss a visit to National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, then admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then examine the collection at Musee Grévin s.r.o. Prague, and finally examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at St. George's Basilica, view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, engage your brain at National Technical Museum, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get a taste of the local shopping with Narodni galerie v Praze, and finally see the interesting displays at Speculum Alchemiae Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Prague planning tool .

Getting from Munich to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then examine the collection at Time Travel Vienna, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Maria Theresia Denkmal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche am Steinhof, identify plant and animal life at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, then get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and finally make a trip to Rathausplatz.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker website .

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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.
On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, then contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Budapest

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

1
night
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St. Archangel Michael, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Inventors of Petroleum Lamp, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Transfiguration, then admire the masterpieces at Johann Georg Pinzel museum of Lviv Sacral Baroque Sculpture, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Secret Pharmacy.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lviv trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Lviv takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in January, expect Lviv to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Appreciate the collections at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and Museum of Toilet History. Explore hidden gems such as Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and Andriyivski Uzviz. Change things up with a short trip to Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village in Buzova (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Art Museum of Ukraine, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, and examine the collection at One Street Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiev trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Lviv to Kiev in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. January in Kiev sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ethnographical complex Ukrainian Village
Highlights from your plan
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of All Saints, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Casimir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, then examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and finally stroll the grounds of Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vilnius road trip planner .

You can fly from Kiev to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In January in Vilnius, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa

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