16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
7
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
10
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip itinerary maker .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET) is 3 hours. In December, Lisbon is cooler than Belo Horizonte - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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 10th (Tue), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then walk around St. James's Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then put a fun spin on your tour with Locked In A Room, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

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You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Berlin to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
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 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip site .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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, nature, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Retiro Park, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid journey maker tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

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