15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

1
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 19th (Sat): snap pictures at Galata Koprusu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, thentake an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel route planning site.

Ankara to Istanbul is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ankara in September, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thensnap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), thensee the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, thentake some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, thenadmire the natural beauty at Wallenstein garden, thenvisit Lesser Town, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague day trip site.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, thensee the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, thenwalk around St Stephens Green, and finally don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, thensteep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, thendon't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally take a stroll through Alfama.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon vacation planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in September, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, thentake in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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