26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon itinerary website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Step out of London with an excursion to The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the London road trip site .

You can fly from Lisbon to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

The Big Cat Sanctuary
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The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
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.
Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France

Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee du Parfum Fragonard are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mandelieu-la-Napoule trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Mandelieu-la-Napoule. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mandelieu-la-Napoule when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Les Gorges du Verdon, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Musee du Parfum Fragonard
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Visiting Aletsch Glacier and Maennlichen will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Lauterbrunnen Village). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and trek along The Eiger Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online journey maker .

You can drive from Mandelieu-la-Napoule to Grindelwald in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grindelwald to Venice. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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 7th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a 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 ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get in touch with nature at Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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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 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Barcelona trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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