15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  5​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online route builder .

Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Lisbon in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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

1
day
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 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 20th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Pantheon, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online visit planner .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) 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

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Fisherman's Bastion and Szechenyi Chain Bridge will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and stroll through Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest tour planning site .

You can fly from Athens to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Budapest. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in August, with highs in Budapest at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
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 Royal Palace. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, laugh and play at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planning website .

You can fly from Budapest to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in August: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the views from Oresund Bridge and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), then take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, and finally see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

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Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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