15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Zurich, Switzerland
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London, United Kingdom
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Berlin, Germany
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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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 cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient Agora of Athens and Theater of Dionysus. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens driving holiday tool.

Hervey Bay, Australia to Athens is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Hervey Bay in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in October, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Zurich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to London by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to London due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berlin road trip site.

Traveling by flight from London to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yakornaya Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Berlin to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

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

4.6
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Russia travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.