37 days in Europe Itinerary

37 days in Europe Itinerary

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37 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
8
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  6​h 30​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
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.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Western European Time is 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour site .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read London trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Belfry of Bruges, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip planning website .

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (7°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Prague online attractions planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Prague at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest online road trip planner .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Budapest are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: highs in Istanbul hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Istanbul to Florence in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Florence, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Istanbul in January, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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