28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Brasilia, 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.
On the 2nd (Sat), meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker site .

Brasilia, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brasilia to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brasilia in May, things will get little chillier in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona tour planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour builder site .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Lisse to see Keukenhof about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker site .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in May; daily highs in Venice reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Nature Parks Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Campo
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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