15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Alfama, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon online trip maker.

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington in January: highs in Lisbon hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

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 23rd (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and then visit El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip app.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

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 25th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally stop by Trastevere.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome attractions planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

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Getting from Rome to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 37°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then admire the striking features of Rathaus, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Albertina, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then wander the streets of Lesser Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally visit Hradcany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Prague online travel route planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan.

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Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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