50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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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
Bus + 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
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train + 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then visit Alfama, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary app.

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Recife to Lisbon is 3 hours. Traveling from Recife in December, expect Lisbon to be colder, temps between 18°C and 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then look for gifts at Livraria Lello.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Porto trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Braga side-trips: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo), Fortaleza de Valenca (in Valenca) and Peneda-Geres National Park (in Peneda-Geres National Park). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Guimaraes, step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, admire the striking features of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, and explore the world behind art at Museu da Imagem.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Braga trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Braga are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally admire the striking features of Manzana de la Discordia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Braga to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Barcelona. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pas de la Casa.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Pas de la Casa: 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). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Comapedrosa Valley National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Meritxell, hike along Les Abelletes Lake Trail, and fly down the slopes at Ordino Arcalis.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pas de la Casa trip planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Pas de la Casa in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Pas de la Casa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Ordino, Escaldes-Engordany, Canillo, Encamp
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the London travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Pas de la Casa to London takes 14 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pas de la Casa to London due to the time zone difference. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then examine the collection at Anne Frank House. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Spire, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and finally stop by Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for 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, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Dublin to Munich by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Munich due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder 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 Barcelona.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to PortAventura in Salou--about 1h 30 min away. See some other sides of Barcelona: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and browse the collection at Arquivo Historico da Cidade de Barcelona.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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 ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more) and Segovia (Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Fuencisla, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Plan trip to Madrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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