15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally visit The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel route builder tool.

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 a bit warmer with lows of 34°F in Amsterdam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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 25th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then visit Lesser Town, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary app.

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Prague reach 36°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 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): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna journey builder tool.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. January in Vienna sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 28th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in January, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Trastevere, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in January; daily highs in Rome reach 55°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

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 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Las Ramblas.

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You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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: stop by Alfama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5: