15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
train:  2​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the London trip planning app .

Manchester to London is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and make a trip to Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, then choose your vessel at Flagship Amsterdam, and finally examine the collection at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): meet the residents at ARTIS and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Flagship Amsterdam ©
Flagship Amsterdam
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
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 8th (Thu), take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Square.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague tour itinerary app .

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 August, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

1
night
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and then examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. On the next day, admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор, step aboard Cruiser Aurora, then see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip tool .

Getting from Prague to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Prague to St. Petersburg. While traveling from Prague, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice route planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Venice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Venice. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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 12th (Mon): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can 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

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 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll through Park Guell, and then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online vacation planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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