15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Denver, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On your second day here, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker site.

Denver, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15- hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. When traveling from Denver in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then make a trip to Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 37°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace.

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Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 24th (Sun), explore the galleries of Powder Tower, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Lesser Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Prague tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Palais de Justice de Paris, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel planner.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Prague in January, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
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 28th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In January in London, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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