20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Estrela. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Quinta da Regaleira and then steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip planning site.

Curitiba, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Curitiba in April, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at National Photographic Archive, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin journey planning website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in April, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street

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 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris online route planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Traveling from Dublin in April, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Atomium, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip site.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and then explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace for their historical value. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and admire the striking features of Maria Am Gestade.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vienna day trip planning site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Vienna by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in April, with highs in Florence at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

4
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 St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome visit planning website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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