50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Recife, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Braga, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Pas de la Casa, Andorra
— 12 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 14 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Recife, 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.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then make a trip to Belém Tower, then steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary website .

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Recife to Lisbon. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Recife in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then get lost in a book at Livraria Lello.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto online road trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Porto, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Livraria Lello ©
Livraria Lello

6
nights
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Braga: Peneda-Geres National Park (in Peneda-Geres National Park), Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo) and Fortaleza de Valenca (in Valenca). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bom Jesus do Monte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, take in the views from Ponte Romana, and admire the natural beauty at The Garden of Santa Barbara.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Braga trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Fortaleza de Valenca, Peneda-Geres National Park, Ponte Romana
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Peneda-Geres National Park ©
Peneda-Geres National Park
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Manzana de la Discordia. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker website .

Getting from Braga to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Braga to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Pas de la Casa.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

12
nights
Pas de la Casa, Andorra

Pas de la Casa ©
El Pas de la Casa is a ski resort (part of the Grandvalira resort), town, and mountain pass in the Encamp parish of Andorra, lying on the border with France.OverviewIts name literally translates as "the pass of the house" and refers to the fact that until the early twentieth century there was only a single shepherd's hut overlooking the pass. Get out of town with these interesting Pas de la Casa side-trips: Escaldes-Engordany (Grandvalira, Room Escape Games, & more), Arinsal (Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, Church of Sant Andreu d'Arinsal, & more) and Andorra la Vella (Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, Casa de la Vall, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Comapedrosa Valley National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S. Santa Coloma, hit the slopes at Ordino Arcalis, and examine the collection at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pas de la Casa online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Pas de la Casa takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Pas de la Casa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Ordino, Escaldes-Engordany, Canillo, Arinsal
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Grandvalira ©
Grandvalira
Comapedrosa Valley National Park ©
Comapedrosa Valley National Park
Vallnord Pal-Arinsal ©
Vallnord Pal-Arinsal

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our London trip app .

Drive from Pas de la Casa to London in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pas de la Casa to London is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip tool .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

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

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 13th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Spire, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

Find out how to plan Dublin trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin is minus 1 hour. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then explore the activities along English Garden, and finally ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner .

Fly from Dublin to Munich in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Munich. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dublin in January; daily highs in Munich reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Salou to see PortAventura about 1h 30 min away. Explore Barcelona further: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, browse the collection at Arquivo Historico da Cidade de Barcelona, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Barcelona attractions planner .

Getting from Munich to Barcelona by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich in January, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Theme Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

14
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Fuencisla, Acueduct of Segovia, & more) and Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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