29 days in Europe Itinerary

29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

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 Convento de Cristo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alfama and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima), Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Museu de Aguarela de Alfredo Roque Gameiro (in Minde). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon road trip planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour 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 fly to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:

Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes. 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.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

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 National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Mirador del Valle) and Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Catedral de Segovia). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and make a trip to Puerta de Alcala.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid journey planner.

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Step out of Barcelona to go to Tossa de Mar and see Vila Vella (Old Town), which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through El Born, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and go for a walk through Passeig de Gracia.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; 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 fly to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 De Cluny. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seine River and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 take an in-depth tour of 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, 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 fly; or drive. 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 drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

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 admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; 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 fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 3 nights

Beauty by the Water

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 The Green Trails and Langholmen. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, get outside with Riddarholmen, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, and see the interesting displays at Skansen.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stockholm day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brussels in March: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 Piazza del Duomo. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Milan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. 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 flight to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Roman Forum will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palatine Hill and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.