15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and then wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul online itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect nights in Istanbul to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at The Hofburg, then see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Vienna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Vienna, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Vienna when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

1
night
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 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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 31st (Tue): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and finally wander the streets of Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planning site.

Getting from Florence to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Florence in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then wander the streets of Grafton Street, then view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then wander the streets of Leidseplein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker.

Fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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