15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, then take a stroll through Alfama, and then take a stroll through Bairro Alto.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Washington in April, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

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 3rd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

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 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, stop by Trastevere, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Rome sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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 7th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

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

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

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 8th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then wander the streets of Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then visit Montmartre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): walk around Vondelpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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: take a stroll through Temple Bar, make a trip to Grafton Street, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Amsterdam in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 14: