16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Guincho Beach, then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally take a stroll through Alfama.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guincho Beach
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Guincho Beach ©
Guincho Beach
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar de Segovia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia) and Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Casco Historico de Toledo
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Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally make a trip to Ciutat Vella.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
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.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris travel website .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at North Laine and Gustamps. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our London tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

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