28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  19​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
8
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
12
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online travel route planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Edinburgh is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Edinburgh. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, view the masterpieces at Pyramid Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, and finally make a trip to York City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Yorkshire Antiques.com, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then tee off at Fulford Golf Club, and finally see the interesting displays at Pandora's Box Antiques and Oddities.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the York travel planning tool .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums Golf Outdoors
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Chester Cathedral, stroll through Chester Zoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Liverpool holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from York to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Chester
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Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral

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 National Gallery. Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, make a trip to Big Ben, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the London day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House and then take a stroll through Leidseplein.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam driving holiday planner .

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. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein

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 (Wed): make a trip to East Side Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Sammlung Hoffman, then take in the exciting artwork at art4berlin GALLERY, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Berlin online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio, see the interesting displays at Museo do Pobo Galego, admire the masterpieces at Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and finally don't miss a visit to Portico de la Gloria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de la Troya, then examine the collection at Museo das Peregrinacións, then look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igrexa de Santa Maria Salome.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santiago de Compostela vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Paris to Santiago de Compostela in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Santiago de Compostela hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo do Pobo Galego ©
Museo do Pobo Galego
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela ©
Museo Casa de la Troya ©
Museo Casa de la Troya

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Jeronimos Monastery, wander the streets of Belém Tower, take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from 25 de Abril Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Atelier d'Arte La Colonna, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria S.Eufemia, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then view the masterpieces at Bel-Air Fine Art, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Giudecca 795 Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice visit planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, get a taste of the local shopping with I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then shop like a local with Via Condotti, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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