15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder .

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums 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.
On the 7th (Tue), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Budapest tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the galleries of Haus der Musik Wien, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vienna travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll through Lesser Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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