15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Le Lavandou, France
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Chicago, United States

1
day
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 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, thendon't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, thenexplore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planning website.

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: highs in Rome hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, thenkick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ravello road trip tool.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, subway, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido Capo di Conca ©
Lido Capo di Conca
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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 9th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thenexplore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thenexamine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ravello to Florence by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Ravello in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, thenadmire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thenexamine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally wander the streets of Vaci Street.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Venice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budapest, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, thenstroll through Île de la Cité, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally stop by Le Marais.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

4
nights
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Domaine Sainte Marie and Vieille Ville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de l'Estagnol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Lavandou: Hyeres (Route du Sud & Melee Voiles). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Cabasson, stroll through Grande Plage du Lavandou, and stop by Daskalides Chocolatier.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Le Lavandou trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Le Lavandou in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hyeres, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Plage de Gigaro, Daskalides Chocolatier
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Plage de Cabasson ©
Plage de Cabasson
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol

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