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:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
5
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
7
Rouen, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, stroll around Vondelpark, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 5th (Sun), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Amsterdam to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in April, with highs in Rome at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geneva itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Rome to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, Geneva is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 8th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Lucerne sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Room Escape Games

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Passerelle Miro, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, then explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Lucerne to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Domaine Albert Seltz
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg ©
Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get your game on at Laser Game Evolution, then find something for the whole family at Cahem, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Rouen

Fun & Games Museums Theme Parks
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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nights
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Tombelaine Coquillages and then trek along GR 34.

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Getting from Rouen to Saint-Malo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Saint-Malo sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont Saint-Michel, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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