26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Belem, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Belem, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kenwood House, explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, take a stroll through South Bank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Westminster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Old Royal Naval College, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at British Library.

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Belem, Brazil to London is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Belem to London, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belem in June, expect London to be colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chantilly and Louvre Museum. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Chantilly, The Trianons & The Hamlet, Chateau de Maintenon
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt Pilatus and Uferpromenade Weggis. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Fraumünster Church. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Hofkirche (in Lucerne) and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden (in Rapperswil). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Niederdorf, examine the collection at Zoological Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, wander the streets of Cannaregio, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa d'Este and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Let the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini capture your imagination. Step out of Fira with an excursion to SYMPOSION by La Ponta in Akrotiri--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Fira.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fira road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Fira by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Fira due to the time zone difference. July in Fira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Megalochori, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Hephaestus and Philopappos Hill are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Asteras Glyfada Beach (in Glyfada) and Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens tour site .

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Asteras Glyfada Beach, Vouliagmeni Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Miradouro da Graca and Igreja de Sao Roque. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de S. Jorge and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Lisbon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Athens to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in July, expect Lisbon to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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