15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly:  13 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

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 7th (Sat): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, 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 next day: stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome online trip maker .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Rome due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally get your game on at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planning site .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lisbon

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Prater and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Vienna are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Prater ©
Prater

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 15th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then engage your brain at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája, then test your problem-solving skills at E- Exit Escape Game, and finally appreciate the history behind Hősök tere.

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Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kapali Carsi make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Istanbul day trip website .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tuzak ©
Tuzak
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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