15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
9
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Crystal Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tunnel du Mont-Blanc, and then explore the activities along Lac Blanc.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Zermatt.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc
Eglise Saint Michel ©
Eglise Saint Michel

2
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Trockener Steg, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Zermatt online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Moon and then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Blue Moon
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria and then enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno.

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Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online journey planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): visit Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, take a stroll through Gran Via, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Madrid takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Nature · Museums · Parks
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Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tour Pey-Berland, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Michel and then identify plant and animal life at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux trip app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Bordeaux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bordeaux, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

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