15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Paris, France
— 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
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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 19th (Tue): make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

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 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest vacation planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budapest, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schottenkirche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online travel planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Leinster House, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, visit Temple Bar, and then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Dublin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vienna in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 27 — 29: