15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation 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 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): 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.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam sightseeing website.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amsterdam, with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then visit Lesser Town, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, Prague is slightly colder than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

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 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Albertina, then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vienna route planner.

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Budapest sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:

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 29th (Fri), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rome attractions planning site.

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, Rome is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

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 31st (Sun), make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

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, stop by Bairro Alto, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip app.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4: