19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

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


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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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence holiday website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can 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 ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
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.
On the 9th (Sat), walk around Parco Civico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, then take some stellar pictures from Monte Bre, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lugano travel route planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Lugano in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Lugano sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

You can drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Milan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up 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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our London holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Old & New Photography ©
Old & New Photography
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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