19 days in Europe Itinerary

19 days in Europe Itinerary

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19 days in Europe Itinerary

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
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


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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, browse the exhibits of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome online trip builder .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the 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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 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 ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, see the interesting displays at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa dei Presepi.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tremezzina vacation maker site .

You can drive from Florence to Tremezzina in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get a bit cooler 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 drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ossuccio, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Casa dei Presepi, Parrocchia SS Nabore e Felice, Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolao, see the interesting displays at Centro Visitatori AlpTransit San Gottardo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Zust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Malcantone Museum, examine the collection at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, then get a new perspective on nature at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa San Mamete.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Tremezzina to Lugano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Lugano are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Giornico, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, Monte San Giorgio, Monastero Benedettino di Santa Maria Assunta
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Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lucerne travel route planner.

Drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Lugano in January, you will find days in Lucerne are little chillier (4°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Childrens 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip tool .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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. On the 16th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Éloi Church, browse the exhibits of 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 stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Dunkirk tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Dunkirk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calais Wine Superstore, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Palais de l'univers et des sciences
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Palais de l'univers et des sciences ©
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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.
Churchill War Rooms and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Bletchley Park and Wallace Collection will appeal to history buffs. 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). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of HMS Warrior 1860, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of British Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dunkirk to London in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Pitt Rivers Museum, Chichester Cathedral, Bletchley Park, Hampton Court Palace
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Bletchley Park ©
Bletchley Park

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