15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
Fly + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

Plan my day in London using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. July in London sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lucerne online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

8
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.
Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to PortAventura World in Salou--about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 17th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lucerne in July, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

PortAventura World
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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