15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night

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.
Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at St. Peter's Basilica and Pantheon. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, expect Rome to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then wander the streets of Avenida da Liberdade, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Rossio Square and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

3
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.
Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Île de la Cité and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris vacation planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fountain of Justice, look for all kinds of wild species at Schwanheimer Dune, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frauenfriedenskirche, then explore the historical opulence of Holzhausenschlosschen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, and finally steep yourself in history at Goethe House.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt vacation site.

You can fly from Paris to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Goethe House ©
Goethe House
Holzhausenschlosschen ©
Holzhausenschlosschen
Schwanheimer Dune ©
Schwanheimer Dune

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Budapest vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Budapest, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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