15 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

15 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  9 h 15 min
4
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
5
Beijing, China
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then wander the streets of Gran Via, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Jesus Diaz e Hijos, and finally do a tasting at Bodega del Nero.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Lisbon in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Bodegas Jesus Diaz e Hijos, Bodega del Nero
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally stop by Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Montmartre and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder site.

Fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Madrid in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. April in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg ©
Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Red Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, then stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin, and finally take a stroll through Kuznetsky Most Street.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moscow route planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Moscow by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Strasbourg to Moscow, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Strasbourg in April, expect Moscow to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

1
night
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), visit Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and then take a stroll through 798 Art Zone. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom and then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

Make your Beijing itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Moscow to Beijing by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Beijing, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Moscow, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
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798 Art Zone ©
798 Art Zone
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Literature & National University and One Pillar Pagoda. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hoa Lo Prison and Ho Van - Van Mieu. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chua Tran Quoc, and stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanoi tour builder website.

You can fly from Beijing to Hanoi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Temple of Literature & National University ©
Temple of Literature & National University
Hoa Lo Prison ©
Hoa Lo Prison

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