18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Livorno, Italy
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  4​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You've now added Quadrilatero d'Oro to your itinerary.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan vacation builder website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Milan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Santa Maria delle Grazie

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Romeo Viganotti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, steep yourself in history at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, then explore the historical opulence of Castello d'Albertis, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa online itinerary planner .

Getting from Milan to Genoa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Genoa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Livorno.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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1
night
Livorno, Italy

Livorno ©
Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Terrazza Mascagni, see the interesting displays at Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Montenero, Head underground at Grotte di Montenero, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Boccale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Caterina da Siena.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Livorno trip planner .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Livorno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, Livorno is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Florence.

Things to do in Livorno

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Santuario di Montenero ©
Santuario di Montenero
Castello Boccale ©
Castello Boccale

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Florence travel route planning app .

Getting from Livorno to Florence by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Dorsoduro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Squero di San Trovaso.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

2
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.
You've now added Trevi Fountain to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tower of London as well as Coca-Cola London Eye. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London online tour planner .

You can fly from Rome to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in May; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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