17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, 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.
Go for a jaunt from Lisbon to Sintra to see Quinta da Regaleira about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Alfama, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon vacation website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon is 3 hours. In January, Lisbon is cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris online visit planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London journey planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

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

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, have fun at Museumphoto, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and stop by The American Book Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary maker tool .

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: highs in Rome hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for home.

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

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