15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Orlando, United States

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris journey builder.

Orlando, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Paris is 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
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.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach 66°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Budapest route maker.

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Budapest, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough 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

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 25th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then let little ones run wild at Kampa Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dancing House. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then stop by Lesser Town.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prague road trip planning app.

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in April, you will find days in Prague are little chillier (58°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get your game on at Museumphoto, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally stroll around Vondelpark. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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