15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, wander the streets of Plaka, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then steep yourself in history at Arch of Galerius, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Athens in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Thessaloniki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vitosha Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia road trip website.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Thessaloniki in September; daily highs in Sofia reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Valletta, Malta

— 2 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, witness the site of a historic battle at Saluting Battery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Casa Rocca Piccola, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Corsair Diving Malta, explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and finally delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Valletta trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Valletta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Valletta. In September, Valletta is a bit warmer than Sofia - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Valletta to Barcelona by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valletta in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Madrid itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seville road trip website.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Island of Malta travel guide

4.1
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
As the largest island in the country, Island of Malta is a center for Mediterranean discovery, luxurious relaxation, historical exploration, and buzzing European nightlife. Surrounded by ancient temples and old cities, the island almost feels like an archaeological site that's been converted into a prime vacation spot. Tourists flock here for the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but you don't have to spend all your time on the beach. With a plethora of activities for any type of traveler, you may find yourself exploring a national museum, admiring the collections of boats and yachts in the bays, or people-watching in one of the many bustling squares.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.