21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Museum Rietberg and Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Rome to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in October, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, wander the streets of Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London route planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, take an in-depth tour of Museo de San Isidro, stroll around Casa de Campo, and examine the collection at Lope de Vega Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary app .

Fly from London to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Colecao Berardo will appeal to museum buffs. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and get engrossed in the history at Igreja de Sao Roque.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon tour builder website .

Getting from Madrid to Lisbon by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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