18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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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), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Barcelona, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit 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 Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then make a trip to Forum of Augustus, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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): see the interesting displays 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 take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, then get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

Discover how to plan a Salzburg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Salzburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Salzburg is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off 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 Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
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, see the interesting displays at Skansen, then contemplate the long history of Riddarholmen Church, and finally examine the collection at Royal Armory. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm.

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

Fly from Salzburg to Stockholm in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in July, expect nights in Stockholm to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Get a sense of the local culture at Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, learn about winemaking at The Best Portugal, take a stroll through Alfama, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon holiday builder site.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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