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 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid and then explore the world behind art at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip maker site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in August; daily highs in Madrid reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Spend the 26th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

Make your Rome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On the next day, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at 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 admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel planning website .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

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

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.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find out how to plan a trip to Venice, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 3rd (Tue): get great views at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then stroll through The Eiger Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Venice to Grindelwald. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. The adventure continues: make a trip to Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
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.
Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read London route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take a stroll through Belém Tower, then do a tasting at The Best Portugal, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon travel planning website .

Traveling by flight from London to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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