26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

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

3
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: explore the activities along Retiro Park, stroll through Casa de Campo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary builder .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Madrid. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in December, expect Madrid to be cooler, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, then don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Berlin tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Venice to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

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 26th (Thu), explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), explore the world behind art at De Nieuwe Kerk, then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Bubble Football Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
Room Escape Games

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Tower Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, partake in some friendly competition at Locked In A Room, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London vacation tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Locked In A Room ©
Locked In A Room
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get your game on at Les Cognees - Lancer de haches, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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