15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaka and National Archaeological Museum. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Hervey Bay, Australia to Athens is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Hervey Bay in October, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary builder site.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

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

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Tate Modern.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London tour planner.

Fly from Barcelona to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in London hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.