15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Leeds, United Kingdom
train + Fly:  4​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
End: Leeds, United Kingdom

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kilmainham Gaol and St Stephens Green. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin vacation builder .

Leeds, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona sightseeing website .

You can fly from Dublin to Barcelona in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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.
On the 15th (Sat), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at National Garden, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and finally make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary app .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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 19th (Wed), snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Budapest online travel planner .

You can fly from Athens to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Budapest is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kids will enjoy Vasa Museum and Junibacken. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Skansen, take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm road trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip planning site .

Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) ©

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