15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel route website.

Mumbai, India to Athens is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Athens, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Athens: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning website.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of 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 contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich day trip planning website.

Fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Zurich is slightly colder than Florence - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin. On the next day, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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