23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly + tram:  5​h
5
Lyon, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

3
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 Jeronimos Monastery and Cabo da Roca. Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Amoreiras Shopping Centerfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade, look for gifts at A Outra Face da Lua, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip maker .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Florianopolis in January, things will get colder in Lisbon: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

3
nights
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Maastricht Underground and Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wijnhoeve de Colonjes and Boekhandel Dominicanen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch), Vrijthof (in Maastricht) and Designer Outlet Roermond (in Roermond). There's more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven trip builder website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Eindhoven in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Eindhoven at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Maastricht, Valkenburg, Designer Outlet Roermond, Wijnhoeve de Colonjes, St. John's Cathedral
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Maastricht Underground ©
Maastricht Underground
Wijnhoeve de Colonjes ©
Wijnhoeve de Colonjes
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

2
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.
On the 29th (Tue), choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally wander the streets of Red Light District. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at ARTIS, then wander the streets of Leidseplein, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For maps and tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary builder website .

Getting from Eindhoven to Amsterdam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Shopping Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Red Light District ©
Red Light District

6
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Troedelmarkt Arkonaplatz or Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam). Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin journey builder site .

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam) ©
Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam)
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

4
nights
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.
Visit Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Chateau Historique de Pierreclos for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Fuisse and Domaine Regis Descotes. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Domaine Le Fagolet-Gite La Girardiere (in Vaux-en-Beaujolais), Chateau de Varennes (in Quincie-en-Beaujolais) and Domaine Luquet (in Fuisse). There's still lots to do: explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or, take a stroll through The Presqu'ile, admire the local landmark of Place des Jacobins, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint-Bruno-Les-Chartreux.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Berlin to Lyon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fuisse, Cite medievale de Perouges, Domaine Le Fagolet-Gite La Girardiere, Chateau Historique de Pierreclos, Chateau de Varennes
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Chateau de Varennes ©
Chateau de Varennes
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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 (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then wander the streets of Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris journey website .

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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