15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, contemplate the long history of 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 find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online sightseeing planner.

Washington, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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 25th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour builder app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Paris at 45°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Campo and Campanile di Giotto. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: highs in Florence hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cupola di San Pietro and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palatine Hill and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Rome sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Maria Am Gestade, then admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Vienna is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 41°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

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 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Budapest route planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February in Budapest, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
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