24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  16​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
5
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
7
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
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 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Venice to be colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally wander the streets of Via Condotti. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to Welcome to Rome, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, and finally wander the streets of Brera District.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker app .

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Aletsch Arena. Appreciate the collections at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Queen Studio Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard (in Bourg Saint Pierre) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at English Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip builder .

You can take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Queen Studio Experience, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Aletsch Arena, L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard ©
L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, then admire the landmark architecture of La Neustadt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Thomas, examine the collection at Pixel Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Tomi Ungerer, then explore the world behind art at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and finally see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg road trip tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Strasbourg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Pixel Museum ©
Pixel Museum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Fontainebleau and Latin Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Train a Vapeur du Beauvaisis (in Crevecoeur-le-Grand), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon) and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, take a stroll through Trocadero, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Train a Vapeur du Beauvaisis, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Walt Disney Studios Park and Disney Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Kids and Sea Life. It doesn't end there: enjoy some friendly competition at Bowling Paxton and get your game on at Jump City.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marne-la-Vallee trip itinerary builder tool .

Marne-la-Vallee is very close to Paris. In December, daytime highs in Marne-la-Vallee are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Disney Village ©
Disney Village
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

4
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.
Madame Tussauds London has been added to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art and Regent Street. Let the collections at Wallace Collection and The Courtauld Gallery capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take a stroll through Westminster, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London itinerary planner.

Take a train from Marne-la-Vallee to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marne-la-Vallee to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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