20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

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 6th (Mon): make a trip to Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Florianopolis to Rome due to the time zone difference. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Parliament ©
Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Mala strana, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in May, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll through Vondelpark. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker .

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

1
night
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 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Paris dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
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 19th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then explore the galleries of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip tool .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, examine the collection at National Tile Museum, and don't miss a visit to Jeronimos Monastery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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