15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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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 23rd (Fri): stop by Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip builder.

Washington, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in April since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

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 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

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 27th (Tue): stop by Trastevere, then admire the local landmark 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 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice online road trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

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.
On the 30th (Fri), visit Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then shop like a local with Le Marais. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, Paris is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

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 2nd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, then stop by The Jordaan, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Temple Bar, walk around Phoenix Park, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin attractions planner.

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 changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Amsterdam in May, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 6: