16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
2
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome route tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Rome: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiostro del Paradiso, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, enjoy the sand and surf at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Trofimena, and finally view the masterpieces at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amalfi road trip app .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Minori, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
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 9th (Tue): get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the history behind Monumento a Dante Alighieri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amalfi in April since evenings lows in Florence dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 11th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

1
day
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and then ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo road trip app .

Getting from Venice to Oslo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in April, expect nights in Oslo to be much colder, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka

1
night
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 (Sun), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, then wander the streets of Le Marais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Squarefor plenty of shopping. Visit Belém Tower and Castelo dos Mouros for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Ladra, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation maker app .

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Lisbon at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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