15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hervey Bay, Australia
Fly:  29​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Hervey Bay, Australia

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus will appeal to history buffs. Plaka and National Archaeological Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Athens trip builder .

Hervey Bay, Australia to Athens is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Hervey Bay to Athens due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hervey Bay in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

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

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 9th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barcelona using our trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

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 Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Tower of London, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

You can fly from Zurich to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, then make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from London to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yakornaya Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To plan St. Petersburg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Berlin to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. October in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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