15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online holiday planner.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Washington in January, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through Lesser Town, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Prague at 36°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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.
On the 25th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Albertina, admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can 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), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally visit Trastevere.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 55°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can 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, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday builder website.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. February in Lisbon sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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