15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): walk around Phoenix Park and then don't miss a visit to Merrion Square. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and then walk around St Stephens Green.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planning site .

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 9th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then take a stroll through Alfama. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning app .

Getting from Dublin to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Florence vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Barcelona to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On the next day, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in September, with highs in Budapest at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
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 18th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in September, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip app .

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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