15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

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 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool.

Phoenix, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Phoenix, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ciutadella Park, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 6th (Mon), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

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 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

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Getting from Rome to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in January, with highs in Budapest at 37°F and lows at 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Maria Am Gestade, then examine the collection at Hofburg, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

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Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 45°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Big Ben, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

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Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in London sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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