15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally walk around Parc de Montjuic. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Barcelona. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in February; daily highs in Barcelona reach 58°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

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 1st (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the striking features of Matthias Church, then steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in March: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 54°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip tool.

Fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Budapest in March, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally make a trip to Grand Place.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

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 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

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 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12: