15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip app .

Manchester, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On your second day here, wander the streets of Lesser Town, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Prague is little chillier than Amsterdam - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker tool .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya.

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Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 14th (Tue), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rome is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Lisbon tour planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Traveling from Lisbon in January, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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