21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  3​h
11
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Lyon, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
13
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
14
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

2
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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get outdoors at Praia da ursa and Parque Natural da Arrabida. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's more to do: wander the streets of Alfama and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Western European Time is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Wed), head outdoors with Piscine L'Espadon, explore the galleries of Atomium, then examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally make a trip to Place St. Gery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Brussels in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in July, with highs in Brussels at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Place St. Gery ©
Place St. Gery

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, enjoy the sand and surf at Sint-Annastrand, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and finally wander the streets of Zurenborg.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks
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Zurenborg ©
Zurenborg
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

1
night
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, admire the striking features of Erasmus Bridge, then browse the different shops at Markthal, and finally don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station.

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Take a train from Antwerp to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping
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Markthal ©
Markthal
Euromast ©
Euromast
Erasmus Bridge ©
Erasmus Bridge

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): head outdoors with Strandbad Wannsee, take a stroll through Savignyplatz, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip maker website .

You can fly from Rotterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz
Savignyplatz ©
Savignyplatz

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

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

1
night
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): wander the streets of Haidhausen, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Munich when traveling from Vienna in August, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Haidhausen ©
Haidhausen
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, Venice is somewhat warmer than Munich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, browse the eclectic array of goods at Piazza delle Erbe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, then browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Verona online trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Verona by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see La Casa Maledetta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Verona to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Fun & Games Nightlife
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La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Aare River, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then explore the activities along Egelsee, then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bern sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get little chillier in Bern: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Shopping
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Barenpark ©
Barenpark
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Egelsee ©
Egelsee

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 9th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de la Tete d'Or, wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lyon tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Bern to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bern in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Lyon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Trails Zoos & Aquariums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

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 10th (Mon): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, make a trip to Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris attractions planning tool .

Take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, race across the water with a speed boat tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London trip site .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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