15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

4
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.
Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Gelateria Naturale Polo Nord (in Fiumicino). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip website.

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Rome. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

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Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Gelateria Naturale Polo Nord
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Montana de Montserrat and Cami dels Degotalls. Get some historical perspective at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Barcelona Cathedral. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Born, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip maker website.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Montserrat
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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gendarmenmarkt. Appreciate the collections at Topography of Terror and Pergamonmuseum. Change things up with a short trip to Potsdam's Gardens in Potsdam (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get a taste of the local shopping with Klassenfeind Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Berlin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Potsdam's Gardens
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Seine River and Île de la Cité. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee de l'Orangerie and Ile Saint-Louis. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and view the masterpieces at French Arts Factory.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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