15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary builder

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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 30th (Fri): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then take a stroll through Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lisbon route 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. Traveling from Washington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lisbon, with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

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 2nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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 4th (Tue), wander the streets of Trastevere, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): appreciate the history behind La Pieta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route planning website.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

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 6th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

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 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online visit planner.

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, walk around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stop by The Jordaan, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dublin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Amsterdam to Dublin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), 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 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 10 — 13: