15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

Newark, USA to Berlin is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, make a trip to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and then admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munich trip app.

Getting from Berlin to Munich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montreux trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Munich to Montreux in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Montreux to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, don't miss a visit to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then gain a rich perspective with Academya Lingue, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bologna online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Classes

Side Trip

Ravenna
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Florence online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 24th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Orthodoxe Saint Nicolas et Sainte Alexandra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Eglise, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Florence to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Florence in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eglise
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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