18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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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 + Train:  5 h 30 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train + 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then wander the streets of Quadrilatero d'Oro.

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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. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, plan for little chillier nights in Milan, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Romeo Viganotti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, then step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa day trip site.

Traveling by train from Milan to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Livorno.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
D'Albertis Castle ©
D'Albertis Castle
Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Terrazza Mascagni, examine the collection at Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Montenero, then Head underground at Grotte di Montenero, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Boccale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Caterina da Siena.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Livorno trip itinerary 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, plan for little chillier nights in Livorno, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Florence.

Things to do in Livorno

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Santuario di Montenero ©
Santuario di Montenero
Castello Boccale ©
Castello Boccale
Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo ©
Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo

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): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation app.

Traveling by shuttle from Livorno to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Dorsoduro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Marco and Squero di San Trovaso.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice trip maker.

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. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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.
Trevi Fountain has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Rome trip planning app.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. 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
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square

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. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London tour itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in May: high temperatures in London hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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