15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe tour itinerary planner

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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Vienna, Austria
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

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 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome road trip planning tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Rome. Traveling from Jeddah in July, things will get slightly colder in Rome: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 9th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the next day, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Temple Bar, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and then stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in July; daily highs in Dublin reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris route app.

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): have fun and explore at Junibacken, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Skansen. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, and finally listen to music at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Vienna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in July, with highs in Vienna at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks
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