15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum and then examine the collection at Russian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Palace Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 8 hours. December in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 9th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Berlin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich road trip planning website.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in December: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in December, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.