18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Maceio, Brazil
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Maceio, Brazil

4
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.
Champs-Elysees and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Maceio, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Maceio to Paris. Traveling from Maceio in February, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Collezione Roberto Casamonti. Appreciate the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Florence (I Mosaici Di Lastrucci, Mercato Centrale, & more).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bologna online holiday planner .

You can fly from Paris to Bologna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February in Bologna, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Florence, Castello del Trebbio, Castello di Verrazzano
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Gran Via, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Bologna to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Jeronimos Monastery and Park and National Palace of Pena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Cabo da Roca and Lisbon by Boat. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online visit planner .

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in February, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

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