15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

1
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 12th (Sun): walk around Parc Guell and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip site .

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Barcelona is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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 14th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in April, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Paris is minus 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Phoenix Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker tool .

You can fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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