33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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33 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
4
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Joao Pessoa, Brazil

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Plaza Mayor, Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos, & more) and Toledo (Iglesia de San Andres, Catedral Primada, & more). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Compania de Cervezas del Valle del Kahs, make a trip to Casa de Calderón de la Barca, admire the masterpieces at Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, and pause for some photo ops at La Gloria y los Pegasos.

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Joao Pessoa, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Joao Pessoa to Madrid, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joao Pessoa in December, expect Madrid to be cooler, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
La Gloria y los Pegasos ©
La Gloria y los Pegasos

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Capella de Santa Maria del Grau (in Fonollosa) and Can Bruna (in Vilafranca del Penedes). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Can Bruna, Capella de Santa Maria del Grau
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Beer Tastings & Tours, Sint-Jacob Antwerpen, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, see the interesting displays at Musée de la Banque Nationale de Belgique, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Maison Cauchie.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels journey builder website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Brussels in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Brussels is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Walking tours
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles ©
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles
Justice Palace (Palais de Justice) ©

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Get out of town with these interesting Salzburg side-trips: Schleierwasserfall (in Uderns), Wallfahrtskirche Maria Klobenstein (in Kossen) and Liebfrauenkirche (in Kitzbuhel). There's lots more to do: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, and don't miss a visit to Mozartplatz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Salzburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Salzburg when traveling from Brussels in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Schleierwasserfall, Wallfahrtskirche Maria Klobenstein, Liebfrauenkirche
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Red Bull Hangar-7 ©
Red Bull Hangar-7

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, explore the world behind art at Silberkammer, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Step out of Copenhagen with an excursion to Vejby Kirke in Vejby--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, don't miss a visit to St. Alban's Church, stroll around Sondermarken, and look for gifts at Ubbe’s Vinhandel.

Before you visit Copenhagen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Vienna to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Vejby Kirke
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Glasskunstner.com (in Roa) and Smaragdgruvene - Eidsvoll (in Minnesund). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslo Fjord, have some family-friendly fun at Hopp i Havet, and view the masterpieces at Villa Stenersen.

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Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, Oslo is little chillier at night with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Smaragdgruvene - Eidsvoll, Glasskunstner.com
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Oslofjord ©
Oslofjord
The Ibsen Museum ©
The Ibsen Museum

1
night
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
On the 12th (Sun), look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, get lost in a book at Tromso Public library and City Archives, then examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), then explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tromso trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Oslo to Tromso in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from -1°C by day to -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Shopping
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Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and then see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, stop by Kraum, then explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Reykjavik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tromso in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Helicopter Tours

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Guimaraes (Dom Afonso Henriques & Escultura de D. Afonso Henriques), Ponte Miguel Torga (in Peso Da Regua) and Viarco (in Sao Joao da Madeira). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Liberdade Square, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, snap pictures at Ponte Maria Pia, and look for gifts at Memorias.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Porto travel route planning app .

Fly from Reykjavik to Porto in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, things will get a bit warmer in Porto: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Coimbra, Guimaraes, Estacao Litoral da Aguda, Casa Museu Fernando Namora, Ponte Fortificada de Ucanha
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Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis ©
Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis
Liberdade Square ©
Liberdade Square
Fonte dos Leoes ©
Fonte dos Leoes

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