28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  10​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
bus:  9​h
3
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 day
train:  6​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
9
Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Igreja de Sao Roque capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Palácio Nacional da Ajuda are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of National Republican Guard, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Alfama.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon. In April, Lisbon is a bit cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Largo da Oliveira, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua das Flores, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you will find days in Porto are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Porto Augusto's, Largo da Oliveira
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

1
day
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and then catch some excitement at La Ribera Market.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip planner .

Fly from Porto to Bilbao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In April in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar to see Vila Vella (Old Town) about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 9th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour planner.

Fly from Bilbao to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trocadero and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Ile Saint-Louis. Step out of Paris to go to Chantilly and see Chateau de Chantilly, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, wander the streets of Montmartre, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris vacation planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Chantilly
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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.
On the 14th (Tue), wander the streets of Mitte, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and then enjoy some diversion at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. On the next day, admire the striking features of Sanssouci Palace and then tee off at Potsdamer Golfclub.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Berlin road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Potsdamer Golfclub, Sanssouci Palace
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Golfclub ©
Potsdamer Golfclub

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 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice vacation planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
day
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, examine the collection at National Museum of Saint Mathew, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa online holiday builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo ©
Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Basilica and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto), Franciscan Sanctuary of the Nativity (in Greccio) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, explore the galleries of Welcome to Rome, admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto, Franciscan Sanctuary of the Nativity
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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