15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

15 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at The Hofburg and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary app.

New Delhi, India to Vienna is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Vienna, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect Vienna to be much colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Salzburg, Austria

— 1 night

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mirabell Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg online vacation builder.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Atomium, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, then ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Salzburg to Brussels takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Salzburg in June, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges visit website.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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 8th (Tue), wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Bruges in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Seville route maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Seville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Seville is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip builder.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona route planning app.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.