15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll around Parc Guell, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then examine the collection at Poble Espanyol, then explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seine River, Moulin Rouge, Eiffel Tower, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee de la Toile de Jouy and Musee Volant Salis. Step out of Paris to go to Brie-Comte-Robert and see Eglise Saint-Etienne, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Square des Poetes and pause for some photo ops at Les Statues du Parc de Sceaux.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee de la Toile de Jouy, Disneyland Paris, Les Statues du Parc de Sceaux, Musee Volant Salis, Eglise Saint-Etienne
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Seine River ©
Seine River
Musee de la Toile de Jouy ©
Musee de la Toile de Jouy

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Amsterdam Boat Adventures, Brouwersgracht, Concertgebouw, and other attractions.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, Rio Douro, Palacio da Bolsa, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally explore the activities along Rio Douro.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planning app .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Porto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in Porto hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Coimbra, Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos ©
Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum has been added to your itinerary. Visit Iglesia de San Pedro ad Vincula and Plaza mayor de Chinchon for their historical value. Royal Palace of Aranjuez and Iglesia de San Sebastian Martir are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Real Iglesia de San Antonio in Aranjuez--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Windobona Indoor Skydiving Madrid.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madrid travel planner .

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Madrid are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aranjuez, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Iglesia de San Pedro ad Vincula ©
Iglesia de San Pedro ad Vincula
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon

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