15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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

— 1 night

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 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then visit Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in January: highs in Paris hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

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 5th (Wed): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stop by El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

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 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder site.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and ATN Laguna Sud. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Lesser Town, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

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Getting from Venice to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get a bit cooler in Prague: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, shop like a local with Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

Plan my day in Budapest using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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