15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights

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 21st (Tue): stop by Plaka, thenget engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, thendon't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel route website.

Mumbai, India to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Athens, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Athens: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological 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 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, thenexplore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, thenmake a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich day trip planning website.

Fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Zurich is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, thenmake a trip to Place de la Concorde, thenappreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin. On the next day, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning site.

Fly from Madrid to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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