15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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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 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planner.

Coimbatore, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Coimbatore to Istanbul. When traveling from Coimbatore in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

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 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the next day, pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

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 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona attractions website.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Barcelona sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip 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.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In October in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel route builder tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Jordaan, walk around Vondelpark, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam visit planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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