18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona vacation maker tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Barcelona is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in July; daily highs in Barcelona reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Foro di Augusto, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Salzburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in July; daily highs in Salzburg reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, then examine the collection at Skansen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan), and finally learn about all things military at Royal Armory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Stockholm online vacation planner .

Getting from Salzburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salzburg in July, you will find days in Stockholm are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Louvre Museum. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online journey maker .

Getting from Stockholm to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower and do a tasting at The Best Portugal.

Make your Lisbon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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