15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Paris, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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): 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. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon travel route app.

Washington, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Lisbon. Traveling from Washington in April, Lisbon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.
On the 27th (Tue), take a stroll through Trastevere, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally stop by Cannaregio.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in April, with highs in Paris at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

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 3rd (Mon), wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Wed), visit Temple Bar and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): take a stroll through Grafton Street, stroll around St Stephens Green, and then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour itinerary 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. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 6: