38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
6
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
8
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 13 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Rome, Italy

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Art and Office - Tintin and Comics. Get outdoors at Colle del Gianicolo and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and view the masterpieces at Teatro dei Dioscuri.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, shop like a local with Scarpelli Mosaici, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at After Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, take in the exciting artwork at Limbo Art Gallery, then shop like a local with Mercato Centrale, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aria Art Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence planning tool.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then get a taste of the local shopping with Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bologna visit site.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Bologna hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea ©
Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata ©
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Do your shopping at Schack-Galerie and Kunsthalle Munich. Alte Pinakothek and St. Peter's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Munich with a short trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Museum, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary app.

Getting from Milan to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in January; daily highs in Munich reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

2
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 30th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, then browse the different shops at Markthal, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, admire the natural beauty at Landgoed Clingendael, and then snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Rotterdam by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rotterdam, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

The Hague
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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the activities along Seine River, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder.

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Paris

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

13
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Step out of the city life by going to Serra de Tramuntana and The Northwest Coast. For shopping fun, head to Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca or Sea Yogi Palma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Cala Agulla (in Cala Ratjada), CCA Andratx (in Andratx) and Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sa Penya Rotja, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas del Drach, and get engrossed in the history at Juniper Serra's Missions (Street Museum).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca journey builder app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Paris to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. In February, Palma de Mallorca is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Alcudia, Campos, Valldemossa, Majorca, Soller
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Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca ©
Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal and Cava Baja Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, take in the exciting artwork at Casa de America, and shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madrid online itinerary planner.

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. While traveling from Palma de Mallorca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Winter Sports
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de La Barceloneta and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and En construccio. Venture out of the city with trips to Montana de Montserrat (in Montserrat) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, view the masterpieces at Villa del Arte Galleries, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in February: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Montana de Montserrat, Camino de Ronda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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