15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Tampa, United States

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning tool .

Tampa, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Paris. When traveling from Tampa in January, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre San Giovani, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice visit planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in January, with highs in Venice at 47°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 30th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Venice to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©

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