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:  11​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

1
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 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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 13th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

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Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
On the 15th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip builder .

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Rome in April, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest online day trip planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Maria Am Gestade.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip tool .

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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