15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

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 25th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then browse the exhibits of Doges' Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice tour planner.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Venice in July, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

few
hours
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Florence to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in July, with highs in Zurich at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) ©

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Krakow itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Zurich to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Krakow, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get some cultural insight at Prague Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town Square and Vrtbovská zahrada. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, wander the streets of Mala strana, view the masterpieces at National Gallery in Prague - Kinský Palace, and don't miss a visit to Old Town (Stare Mesto).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague travel planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip generator.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Berlin to Edinburgh by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Berlin to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Berlin in August, with highs in Edinburgh at 65°F and lows at 50°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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