15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Lisbon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, browse the exhibits of Welcome to Rome, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 14th (Tue), take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then engage your brain at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Venice to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Budapest is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája ©
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Schonbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Prater, browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

2
nights
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 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Petrinska rozhledna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally find something for the whole family at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel route planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Zoo ©
Prague Zoo
Petrinska rozhledna ©
Petrinska rozhledna

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