15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amritsar, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Amritsar, India

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and then find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): walk around Frederiksberg Have, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Copenhagen ZOO, and then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip site .

Amritsar, India to Copenhagen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Amritsar in May, with highs in Copenhagen at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the views from Tower Bridge, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and finally walk around St. James's Park. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip maker app .

Fly from Copenhagen to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 16th (Sat), stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Prado National Museum and then don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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 18th (Mon): ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, then stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Vatican Museums and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 22nd (Fri), wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip maker website .

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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