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:  15​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

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 3rd (Mon): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome online travel route planner .

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Rome reach 90°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Paris is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally make a trip to Trafalgar Square. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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