15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Athens, Greece
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Rome, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at Caixa Forum and then walk around Parque del Retiro. On your second day here, shop like a local with Gran Via.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour itinerary maker.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in January, expect Madrid to be colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Lycabettus and Spas. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and stop by Anafiotika.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Athens takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In February, Athens is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Via Condotti has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Villa Borghese. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Colle Aventino. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in February since evenings lows in Rome dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and then examine the collection at Zoological Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip builder.

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in February, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

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 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, stroll around Parc Guell, and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in February: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

On the 12th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, shop like a local with Barrio de Salamanca, and then pick up some local products at Mercado de San Antón. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in February: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.