29 days in Europe & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

29 days in Europe & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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29 days in Europe & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  18​h 15​min
7
Ilhabela, Brazil
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
8
Sao Sebastiao, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum). There's much more to do: walk around Retiro Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, browse the exhibits of Museo Cerralbo, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planning website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casa Batllo and Montjuic Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Fundacio Joan Miro, and take an in-depth tour of Museu Maritim de Barcelona.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online visit planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

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
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

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

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Catacombe di San Callisto and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and browse the exhibits of Welcome to Rome.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation maker site .

Getting from Amsterdam to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
day
Ilhabela, Brazil

Ilhabela
Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ilhabela itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Rome to Ilhabela with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Brasilia Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Sao Sebastiao on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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1
night
Sao Sebastiao, Brazil

Sao Sebastiao
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Sebastiao road trip planner .

Sao Sebastiao is very close to Ilhabela. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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1
night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo route planning app .

You can drive from Sao Sebastiao to Sao Paulo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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