15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Bus + Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon sightseeing planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, things will get colder in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London driving holiday site.

Getting from Lisbon to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation tool.

Getting from Paris to Rome by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid travel route builder.

Fly from Rome to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Outdoors
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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