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 45​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cemiterio da Lapa, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sao Pedro dos Clerigos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Porto day trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Porto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, Porto is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dublin Castle and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, make a trip to Temple Bar, and shop like a local with National Gallery of Ireland.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Porto to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in July; daily highs in Dublin reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Westminster Abbey and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Clarence House, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the London holiday builder site .

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Eiffel Tower for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip site .

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Rome is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Picasso and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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