15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rome is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip app.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
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 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online route planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip app.

You can fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
On the 10th (Fri), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Rossio Square, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), make a trip to Belém Tower, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon route builder app.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Lisbon reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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