15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary maker website.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to London is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in London hover around 50°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

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Fly from London to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Salzburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

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Fly from Berlin to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, and make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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You can fly from Vienna to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in January, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 55°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Zurich reach 40°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 8th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.