15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 29th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour builder app.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Amsterdam. Traveling from Washington in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 34°F in Amsterdam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Prague at 36°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

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 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Albertina, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Budapest itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 5th (Fri), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip website.

Fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 57°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

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 7th (Sun): stop by Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Barcelona are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Alfama, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and stop by Bairro Alto.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Lisbon are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11: