15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Budapest, Hungary
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
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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 1st (Sat): visit Lesser Town, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prague sightseeing site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Prague is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Prague are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.
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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 3rd (Mon): savor the flavors at Central Market Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally make a trip to Heroes' Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip maker site.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul holiday builder app.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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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 9th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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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.
On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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