15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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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: wander the streets of Temple Bar, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., shop like a local with Grafton Street, and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin route builder tool.

Washington, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Dublin. Traveling from Washington in April, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 53°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 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 (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: walk around Vondelpark, then visit The Jordaan, then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and finally steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then wander the streets of Le Marais. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Venice hover around 72°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a stroll through Trastevere, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip maker site.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Rome sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. On the next day, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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 11th (Tue): wander the streets of Alfama, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 10 — 12: