15 days in Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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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 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, Rome is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Moena.
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Moena, Italy — 2 nights

Moena is a comune in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Passo San Pellegrino, explore the activities along Laghi di Lusia, then appreciate the views at Val de San Nicolo, then explore the activities along Lago di Carezza, and finally look for gifts at La Bottega del Rame. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sella Pass, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sass Pordoi, and then don't miss a visit to Funivia Pass Pordoi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Moena trip planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Moena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 4 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, and take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen day trip planner.

Getting from Moena to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, stop by La Chocolaterie Marseillaise, and then stop by Cours Mirabeau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Marseille day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Marseille in 7 hours. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 15th (Sun), stop by Port Grimaud, then get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, and then stop by Solistera. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of St. Tropez Harbor, then take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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