18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Toulouse, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque del Retiro as well as Gran Via. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get much colder in Madrid: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam driving holiday website .

Fly from Madrid to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in February: highs in Amsterdam hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille des Grands Montets, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Chamonix by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche

4
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Explore Toulouse's surroundings by going to Eglise Heptagonale Sainte Marie (in Rieux Minervois), Carcassonne Center (Cité de Carcassonne, Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), & more) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Place du Capitole, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Toulouse day trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Toulouse in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Room Escape Games

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Armazens do Chiado. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): browse the different shops at Armazens do Chiado.

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Getting from Toulouse to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toulouse in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping
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Armazens do Chiado ©
Armazens do Chiado

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