12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Chantilly and The Army Museum. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Porto Alegre in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Atomium, take a stroll through Place St. Gery, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visiting The Amstel and Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Kroller-Muller Museum and Anne Frank House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, & more) and Canals area (in Utrecht). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Jordaan, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, admire the landmark architecture of Portuguese Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Kroller-Muller Museum, Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas, Canals area
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Chapel, see the interesting displays at Cutty Sark, then contemplate the long history of Old Royal Naval College, and finally brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. George's Chapel
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
St. George's Chapel ©
St. George's Chapel

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