15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

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 16th (Thu): make a trip to Spanish Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip tool.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip builder site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In September, daytime highs in Lisbon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Prague online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, then contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip planning site.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
On the 29th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern and then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30: