22 days in Europe Itinerary

22 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London route planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to London. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 8th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to Calton Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Jenners.

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Getting from London to Edinburgh by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, don't miss a visit to Dam Square, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and test your team's savvy at Mystery City Games.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mystery City Games ©
Mystery City Games
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Atomium, and finally find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
day
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip website.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary website.

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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