17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quinta da Regaleira and Alfama. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planning tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in October since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) 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
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Alfama ©
Alfama

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris route builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Duomo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation builder website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Palatine Hill. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Food Tours
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, stroll around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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