12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

1
day
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip app .

Curitiba, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Curitiba to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Curitiba in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 11th (Sun), wander the streets of Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and finally examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Dublin are much colder (22°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Banqueting House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dublin in August, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip website .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Visit El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and Parc de Montjuic. There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona travel tool .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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