32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal

— 4 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.
Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Braga (Se de Braga & Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte) and Falua Massage Studio (in Povoa de Varzim). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, stop by Livraria Lello, do a tasting at Porto Augusto's, and make a trip to Liberdade Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip builder site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Porto is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Porto to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, then visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then contemplate the long history of Casa de Pilatos, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

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Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Mosque of Christ of the Light, Walking tours, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Bourbaki Panorama, &more) and Stadtturm (in Baden). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online day trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geneva online road trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Geneva, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then look for gifts at La boutique de Mathilde, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planning app.

You can drive from Geneva to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Lyon, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and visit Montmartre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12: