25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  17​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder site .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Rome. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Porto Alegre in January, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Matthias Church.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Budapest online route planner .

Fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in January: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip maker .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Prague driving holiday planner.

Fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Prague, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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 14th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): shop like a local with La Boqueria, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Witching Hour Room Escape.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Porto. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

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

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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