20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market of Valencia, steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then engage your brain at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Valencia tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, Valencia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valencia in October: highs in Rome hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Venice trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday planner.

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

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

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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