15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  16 h 30 min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome holiday builder site.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Rome is 4 hours. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Vincenzo Vela, then get a new perspective on nature at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, then examine the collection at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lugano online journey planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, Museo Vincenzo Vela
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Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio ©
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio
Museo Vincenzo Vela ©
Museo Vincenzo Vela
Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse ©
Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Lugano in January, plan for little chillier days in Lucerne, with highs around 4°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glasi Hergiswil
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Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Paris is a bit warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hampton Court Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, then explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read London day trip tool.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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