15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lourdes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Station de Ski Luz Ardiden, Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits and Cathedrale Sainte Marie. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): fly down the slopes at Station de Ski Luz Ardiden, explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits, see the interesting displays at Musee du Gemmail, then see the interesting displays at Musée de Cire, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte Marie.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lourdes trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Lourdes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Lourdes to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cathedrale Sainte Marie, Station de Ski Luz Ardiden, Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits
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Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits ©
Cathedrale Sainte Marie ©
Cathedrale Sainte Marie
Musée de Cire ©
Musée de Cire

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris attractions planning site .

You can fly from Lourdes to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Beaches
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Paris Plage ©
Paris Plage

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Schonbrunn Palace and Vienna Naschmarkt. Shop till you drop at Graben and Kohlmarkt and Altmann & Kühne. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Dorsoduro. We've included these beaches for you: Blue Moon and Bagni Alberoni. Step out of Venice to go to Chioggia and see Bagni Perla, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, stop by Peterpan Masks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and take in the exciting artwork at San Marco 801.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bagni Perla, Blue Moon
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Paciotti Salumeria, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and then head outdoors with Sabbianera Super Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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