15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Luis Obispo, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: San Luis Obispo, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and stroll through St. James's Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read London sightseeing planner.

San Luis Obispo, USA to London is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from San Luis Obispo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Paris is known for museums, nightlife, parks, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary builder.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natura Artis Magistra, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, admire the landmark architecture of Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, then admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind El Cafè de la Pedrera.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 29th (Wed): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, then admire the local landmark of Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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