15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a stroll through Le Marais, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner .

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 26th (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Powder Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Square. On your second day here, wander the streets of Mala strana, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobkowicz Palace, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Prague driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 28th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), don't miss a visit to Shoes on the Danube Bank, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Andrassy Avenue.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Budapest, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Galata Tower will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Ortakoy. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, then make a trip to Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, wander the streets of Belém Tower, then shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Alfama, then take a stroll through Rossio Square, and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. April in Lisbon sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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