15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, then visit Temple Bar, and then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 59°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, pause for some serene contemplation at Schottenkirche, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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You can fly from Dublin to Vienna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect Vienna to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.
Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

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Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Budapest in May, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings 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 next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Champs-Elysees and Montmartre for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and stop by Le Marais.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris trip website.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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