15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from San Juan to Paris, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Juan in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre 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.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Prague is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Budapest.

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): wander the streets of Vaci Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Budapest day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally take a stroll through Via Condotti.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome itinerary planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in January, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

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Side Trip

Siena
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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