15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planning site.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 20th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), wander the streets of Lesser Town, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. On the next day, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 76°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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 27th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Venice route planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Venice hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 28th (Thu), make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker site.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route builder tool.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods