15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: London, 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 3rd (Mon): stroll around St. James's Park, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read London trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planning website .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip maker website .

Fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo. On your second day here, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona online journey planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 11th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 13th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in Prague reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), meet the residents at ARTIS, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit planning website .

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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