20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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, Holland
— 2 nights
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira and then contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool .

Curitiba, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Curitiba to Lisbon is 3 hours. Traveling from Curitiba in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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 advice or help at National Photographic Archive, then take an in-depth tour of Dublin Castle, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of 14 Henrietta Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday planning tool .

Fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, Dublin is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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.
On the 6th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, admire the masterpieces 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 maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Dublin to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Dublin in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a 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): examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels vacation maker site .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam planner .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Belvedere Palace and Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Cathedral and St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and contemplate the long history of Karlskirche.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vienna online attractions planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to 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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Vienna to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vienna in April, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catacombe di San Callisto and St. Peter's Basilica. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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