15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lake Lucerne). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagreb.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dolac Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Zagreb in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 10th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town and then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in September; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Split, Croatia

— 2 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 12th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and then see the interesting displays at Froggyland. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip maker tool.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Athens, Greece

— 3 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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens online visit planner.

You can fly from Split to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Split to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Split in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Valletta, Malta

— 3 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.
On the 17th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Saluting Battery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Co-Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Casa Rocca Piccola, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Malta Aviation Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Mdina Old City, then discover the deep blue sea with Corsair Diving Malta, then pause for some photo ops at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja).

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Fly from Athens to Valletta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Valletta is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

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.

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.