29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park and National Palace of Pena and Alfama. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro (in Minde), Convento de Cristo (in Tomar) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro, Convento de Cristo, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Convento de Cristo ©
Convento de Cristo
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Miramar, and then kick back and relax at Praia da Baia.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praia da Baia, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte, Praia de Miramar
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco
Praia de Miramar ©
Praia de Miramar

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Alcazar of Segovia and Catedral Primada. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Catedral de Segovia. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Mirador del Valle). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, appreciate the history behind Puerta de Alcala, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Porto in March, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fenals Beach and Cala Pola. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Born. Step out of Barcelona to go to Tossa de Mar and see Vila Vella (Old Town), which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Fenals Beach
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Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seine River and Sainte-Chapelle. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Brussels, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace and Storkyrkan. Escape the urban bustle at Riddarholmen and The Green Trails. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquitie, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and examine the collection at Medeltidsmuseet.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stockholm visit website.

You can fly from Brussels to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, Stockholm is little chillier than Brussels - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Outdoors Adventure
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Citta Alta and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Get some cultural insight at Il Cenacolo and Villa Carlotta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Milan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in March, with highs in Milan at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Bergamo
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La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roman Forum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

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