19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Tremezzina, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  16 h 30 min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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.
Colosseum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, things will get cooler in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Tremezzina, Italy

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, examine the collection at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, and finally examine the collection at Casa dei Presepi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tremezzina day trip app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Tremezzina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get little chillier in Tremezzina: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lugano.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ossuccio, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, Casa dei Presepi, Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice
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Santuario Madonna del Soccorso ©
Santuario Madonna del Soccorso
Casa dei Presepi ©
Casa dei Presepi

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicolao, see the interesting displays at Centro Visitatori AlpTransit San Gottardo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Zust. On the next day, examine the collection at Malcantone Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Giorgio, then get curious at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa San Mamete.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lugano travel planner.

You can take a bus from Tremezzina to Lugano in an hour. Another option is to drive. In January in Lugano, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Giornico, Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Zust, Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello
Malcantone Museum ©
Malcantone Museum

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne travel route builder.

You can drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Lugano, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lucerne, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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.
On the 14th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Éloi Church, make a trip to LAAC - Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine, see the interesting displays at Palais de l'univers et des sciences, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dunkirk trip builder.

You can drive from Paris to Dunkirk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Dunkirk, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palais de l'univers et des sciences, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Calais Wine Superstore
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Palais de l'univers et des sciences ©
Palais de l'univers et des sciences
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste
LAAC - Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine ©
LAAC - Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at British Library and The Courtauld Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Pitt Rivers Museum (in Oxford), Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey) and Catholic Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury (in Wroxton). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, admire the striking features of Chichester Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Bletchley Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the London itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dunkirk to London in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Pitt Rivers Museum, Hampton Court Palace, Chichester Cathedral, Bletchley Park
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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British Library ©
British Library
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Bletchley Park ©
Bletchley Park

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