15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then take a stroll through Alfama. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary app.

Washington, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lisbon, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route builder site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): visit Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip website.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

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 8th (Sat): stop by Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then take a stroll through Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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 10th (Mon): visit The Jordaan, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 14: