23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Cirencester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and then wander the streets of Belém Tower. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Western European Time is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with highs in Lisbon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Cirencester, United Kingdom

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 25th (Sun), get outside with The Cotswold Range, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and then head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Corinium Museum, see the interesting displays at Mechanical Music Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally choose your vessel at Boat Rentals.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lisbon to Cirencester. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Mary's Church, Chavenage House, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Mechanical Music Museum
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Mechanical Music Museum ©
Mechanical Music Museum
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

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.
On the 27th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then examine the collection at The British Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to London takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

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 Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

Discover how to plan a Paris trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Paris to Grindelwald in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Grindelwald to Venice with the Route module. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Spend the 11th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and explore the world behind art at Fundacio Joan Miro.

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Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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