Europe 15 days Itinerary

Europe 15 Days Itinerary: from Paris, France to Siena, Italy to Amalfi Coast, Italy and finally Rome, Italy

Europe 15 Days Itinerary: from Paris, France to Siena, Italy to Amalfi Coast, Italy and finally Rome, Italy

Europe is a continent that is rich in history, culture, and beauty. It's no wonder that so many people dream of taking a trip there and exploring all it offers. I have here our itinerary in Europe. I've also included some helpful travel tips to make your trip easier. Let’s go! 

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Travel Tips
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Before your trip to Europe, here are some things to consider when planning your itinerary:

  • Decide which countries you want to visit: Europe has many different countries, each with its unique culture and attractions. Consider what you want to see and do, and then choose the countries that best fit your interests.
  • Plan your itinerary: Once you know which countries you want to visit, it's time to plan your itinerary. Decide how long you want to spend in each place, and make sure to include time for travel between destinations.
  • Consider transportation: Europe has a great transportation system, with trains, buses, and planes connecting many destinations. Research the best way to get around the countries you're visiting, and book your tickets in advance to save money.
  • Budget wisely: Europe can be an expensive destination, so it's important to budget wisely. Consider staying in hostels or vacation rentals instead of hotels, and look for deals on attractions and activities.

Friday, October 11: LA to Paris

Flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) France
Airline: Norwegian Air
Promo price: 350 USD (one-way, per person)
Duration: 11 hours
Departing @ 10:15 pm PST (GMT -8)
Arriving the next day @ 5:45 pm GMT+1

Saturday, October 12: Arrived in Paris
  • Arrived in Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport, France, Terminal 2E/F. We planned to take the local public transportation to our hotel.

How to take the train: From Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare du Nord Train Station (City Centre of Paris)

Exchange our USD to EUR (“Euro notes” or "euros") from a money changer inside the airport, just enough for the train and BUS tickets.  Exchange rates at the airport are terrible, so we saved our main pocket money for later.  We asked for coins since ticket machines only accept coins as per our research, but they also accept credit cards now.

Take the free train ride inside the airport to Terminal 3 for the Metro to the City Centre.

Look for “Billetse Paris” inside the Metro Station to purchase Paris week passes.  Week passes start on a Monday and end on Sunday.  Since we arrived on a Saturday, there was only 1 day left on the week pass.  Instead, we bought a day pass on the ticket machine, unsure if the single-ride pass would suffice.  On the ticket machine screen, press “Acheter des tickets, coupons,” press the green button, then select English.

Insert the train ticket at the entryway and look for signs to TRAIN RER B.

Our exit: Gare du Nord Train Station

Estimated travel time: 25 minutes

From Gare du Nord Train Station to Hotel Ibis

The station connects to the mall.  Take the escalator down and buy BUS tickets at a nearby ticket machine.  Take BUS 302 Tramway toward Cail Demarquay, exiting after 6 stops at Point Marcadet.

Walk towards Rue Ordener, turn left, walk past Rue Emile Duploye, and wait for BUS 60 to Porte de Montmartre (9 stops).

Walk towards Rue Charles Schmidt, turn left, then make another left on Rue du Dr. Babinski.  You will pass a store named Monoprix and right beside it is Hotel Ibis.

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Paris, France Itinerary
  • October 12–16
  • 4 days in Paris, 1-day METRO ride to Siena, Italy 

Arrive: October 12 @ 5:45 pm  
CDG Airport to Hotel: 1 hour and 30 mins

Address: 45 Rue du Docteur Babinski 18th arr. 75018 Paris France 
5 days, 4 nights: 275 euros (2 pax)

My husband and I along with a close friend of mine made up our travel group for this trip.  We took Uber for all our activities in Paris as it saved us considerable travel time around the city.  Every minute counted!  We divided the cost of each ride between the three of us. Uber rides: 15-25 euros

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Sunday, October 13 

Cooking Class @ 9:00 AM
Address: 15 Quai de Dion Bouton, 92800 Puteaux, France
Class fee: 25 euros We purchased our Cooking Class Voucher with GROUPON DEALS: Save on activities, spas, restaurants, and events near you at Groupon

Bois de Boulogne
Address: 75016 Paris, France

Eiffel Tower / Champ de Mars Park
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Rue Cler Market
Address: 24-38 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris, France

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Monday, October 14

Take note: Do not underestimate the power of jet lag! Our art class got postponed as our jetlag kicked in and we didn't hear our alarm.  Ahahaa, oops!  Make sure you get enough sleep and reserve some time to adjust. 

Louvre Museum
Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Notre Dame Cathedral
Address: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France

Reminders: There's no Sunset at Rooftop Bars. They close during the off-season due to the weather being too cold.  Wonder why they can't just put some heaters up there?  Instead, we got to try a...

Jazz Night at Le Caveau de la Huchette
Address: 5 Rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris, France
Ticket: 13 euros

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Tuesday, October 15

Art Class at the Eiffel Tower 
Address: Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
Class fee: 20 euros We purchased our Art Class Voucher with GROUPON DEALS: Save on activities, spas, restaurants, and events near you at Groupon

Address: Parvis du Sacré-Cœur, 75018 Paris, France

How to get from Paris, France to Siena, Italy by Train

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Wednesday, October 16 
  • Travelling from Paris (Ibis Hotel) to Siena starting at the Gare de Lyon Train Station 

We booked with Rail Europe.
Train fare: 60 USD (per person)

Paris to Siena: From Gare de Lyon Train Station
Address: Paris Gare de Lyon, Place Louis-Armand, 75571 Paris, France

4 train rides:
#1 - Paris to Florence
October 16 @ 07:15 PM - 06:00 AM from GARE DE LYON to MILANO CENTRALE 

#2 - Florence to Siena
October 17 @ 06:50 AM - 10:13 AM from MILANO CENTRALE to FIRENZE RIFRED

#3 - Florence to Siena (two trains)
October 17 @ 11:34 AM - 11:56 AM from FIRENZE RIFRED to EMPOLI 

# 4 - Then 12:08 PM - 01:14 PM from EMPOLI to SIENA 

Due to train delays, the company gave us a direct train ride from Florence to Siena.

A series of escalators from the station goes all the way to Porta Camollia. From Porta Camollia you can take a cab to the hotel or by BUS at Piazzale Rosselli Bus Stop which is 2 minutes away by walking. 

We were brave enough to walk all the way to our hotel with our luggage. 

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Siena, Italy Itinerary
  • October 17 - 20
  • 3 Days in Siena, Central Italy 1 Day BUS ride to Amalfi Coast

Thursday, October 17
Address: Strada Scacciapensieri 47, 53100 Siena, Italy
4 days 3 nights 230 euros (3 pax)

Camping Siena Colleverde was kind enough to offer us something to do that night and also arrange for our transportation.

Attend a Live Italian Opera at Piazza La Lizza 1.

Friday, October 18 
  • Hot Air Balloon and Explore Piazza del Campo

Address: Loc. Calzaiolo, Via del Masso 14, 50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa FI, Italy
Hot air balloon ride: 250 euros + 50 euros for hotel transfers

Pick-up time: 6:50 AM
Meeting time near the balloons: 7:30 AM
The setup and inflation of the balloon take about 35 minutes and the flight of about 1 hour. The whole adventure takes approx. 2.5 - 3 hours
Estimated Finish time: 1:00 PM

Explore Piazza del Campo
Address: Il Campo, 53100 Siena SI, Italy

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Saturday, October 19 

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Sunday, October 20
  • Trail Marathon and Night Train from Siena to Amalfi Coast

Chianti Classico Marathon
Start: 9:30 AM San Gusmè (13 km, 4 rest stops)
Finish: 12:30 AM Castelnuovo Berardenga, Piazza Marconi 
Includes Saturday night dinner, Sunday lunch, BUS transportation to and from San Gusmè, organization fee, VAT, and DIADORA gadget.

Free BUS shuttle from Siena to Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Marathon fee: 32 euros (2 pax)

How to go from Siena to Amalfi Coast by Train and Bus

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Amalfi, Italy Itinerary

October 20
Morning arrival for our friend and for her to find a hot guy.

  • October 21 - 25
  • 4 Days in Amalfi Coast, 1 Day METRO ride back to Rome

Siena to Amalfi Coast by Train:

Early train ride for our friend, late-night train for us.
Train fare: 35 USD (per person)

09:40 PM - 10:40 PM from SIENA to EMPOLI  

11:43 PM - 12:29 AM from EMPOLI to PISA CENTRALE 

02:21 AM - 09:12 AM from PISA CENTRALE to SALERNO

Salerno to Amalfi by BUS
Travel time: 1 hour
We hired a hotel pick-up from the train station straight to our hotel.
Hotel pick-up ride: 80 euros

Monday, October 21

Address: G. Augustariccio 14, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
October 21 - 24

Bus and Car Tips When Traveling Around Amalfi Coast
From Sorrento south to Positano and Amalfi, sit on the right side of the vehicle or BUS to see the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and the coastal houses. When travelling north, sit on the left side.

Amalfi Coast Bus Ride Service 
In Amalfi Coast City Centre, some buses go to different towns.  Ask your hotel about bus times. 

Always make sure to buy your tickets at your hotel ahead of time or at the bus station.  It’s best to buy them the day before so you can patiently wait for the bus instead of rushing back to its pickup site.

Buy your bus tickets in advance from bars or small shops. These bus tickets are sold at "tabaccherie" (cigarette shops), newspaper stands, and bars, and cafés. 

Reminders: Tickets can't be purchased onboard the bus. There are no ticket kiosks at the bus stops. Bus tickets must be stamped on board or torn by the driver.

Bus fare: 1.30 euros

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Tuesday, October 22

Wednesday, October 23
  • Swim time @ Minori Beach
  • Massage and Spa @ Otium Spa

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Thursday, October 24

How to get to Amalfi Coast to Rome, Italy

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October 25 - 26 Rome

Friday, October 25
  • Amalfi to Rome 
  • La Pergola’s shuttle bus service to the airport 
  • 3-hour travel time to Rome
  • Amalfi Hotel transfer to the airport: 110 euros (per person)
  • 4:00 PM flight for our friend

Stay 1 night in Rome  
Address: Lungomare Paolo Toscanelli 130 00121 Lido di Ostia Italy
2 days, 1 night: 60 euros (with breakfast)
Roam around Rome by train
Train fare: 1.50 euros (100 minutes to make your return trip)

Also, Check out: 
Colosseum (1 hr by METRO from Hotel)
Address: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Trevi Fountain  (20 mins by BUS from Colosseum)
Address: Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

St. Peter's Basilica (30 mins by BUS from Trevi Fountain)
Address: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Explore Ostia Beach

Saturday, October 26: Flight Day
  • Hotel to the Airport by Train
  • 4:10 PM - 8:00 PM Flight to the US
  • Home Sweet Home

Planning and preparation can definitely help make a Europe trip more achievable and enjoyable. It's important to consider factors like budget, itinerary, accommodations, transportation, and any necessary documentation. Researching and booking ahead of time can also save time and money. With a little bit of planning and preparation, your dream of a Europe trip can become a reality.

Also, take a look at "Must-Have Travel Planner for Travelers". The planner also serves as a keepsake of your trip, allowing you to look back on your adventures and relive the memories. Whether you're an experienced traveller or new to exploring the world, a travel planner can help ensure that you have a smooth and enjoyable journey.

Have fun and be safe ^__^

Do you want more adventure?
Here is a Compilation of all my thrilling escapades over the past few years. Perhaps it's time to revisit your own bucket list and make some progress towards achieving your goals.

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