15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+2
bus + train + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Alghero, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Skansen, find something for the whole family at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Junibacken, head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then see the interesting displays at Royal Armory, and finally explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm tour itinerary planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Stockholm is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

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 4th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, then examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and finally snap pictures at Oresund Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen day trip planner .

Getting from Stockholm to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

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 6th (Tue): make a trip to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in August, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

2
nights
Alghero, Italy

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Pelosa Beach and Spiaggia dell'Arco. Attractions like Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele and Spiaggia Delle Bombarde make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Alghero side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Stintino) and S'Archittu (in Cuglieri).

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alghero trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Alghero by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Alghero: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stintino, Spiaggia dell'Arco, S'Archittu
Highlights from your plan
La Pelosa Beach ©
La Pelosa Beach
Spiaggia dell'Arco ©
Spiaggia dell'Arco
Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele ©
Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele

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 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

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
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.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planning website .

You can fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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