21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Nacional de Sintra.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with highs in Lisbon at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sintra
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): wander the streets of Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, get a new perspective on nature at Richmond Barracks, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, then get to know the fascinating history of 14 Henrietta Street, and finally examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) 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
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the striking features of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karlskirche, see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Jesuits, and finally see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vienna online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Budapest.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then steep yourself in history at Hungarian National Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Applied Arts, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

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Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in April, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then look for gifts at M.G. Design, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barceloneta Beach and then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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