28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Vatican City, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Vatican City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), and admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vatican City holiday maker website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Vatican City is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with highs in Vatican City at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

5
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatican City to Paris. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Vatican City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll around Parc Guell, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Barcelona reach 25°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

6
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Go for a jaunt from Porto to Coimbra to see Jardim Botanico about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Jardim Botanico
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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