25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2
nights
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 14th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in December, expect Lisbon to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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 (Mon): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then have some family-friendly fun at Wildness.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then stroll around St. James's Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, then partake in some friendly competition at Locked In A Room, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read London journey planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Vondelpark, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then get your game on at Museumphoto, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip builder .

You can fly from Berlin to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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 (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally explore the galleries of Casa Batllo. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

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 Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 3°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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