15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hervey Bay, Australia
Fly:  29​h
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Hervey Bay, Australia

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaka and Acropolis Museum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens sightseeing planner .

Hervey Bay, Australia to Athens is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Hervey Bay to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hervey Bay in October, you will find days in Athens are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to London is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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