19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In May, Rome is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll around Parco Civico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, thentake in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lugano visit planner.

Take a train from Florence to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lugano are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fox Town Factory Stores, Cimitero Monumentale
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Big Ben, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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