16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
subway:  15​min
7
Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a stroll through Belém Tower and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. On your second day here, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-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 Sao Paulo to Lisbon. In July, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Tres Irmaos.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lagos online travel route planner .

Drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Lagos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Portimao
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Praia dos Tres Irmaos ©
Praia dos Tres Irmaos
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Pro Putting Garden ©
Pro Putting Garden

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bolsa, and finally catch a live event at Estadio do Dragao.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Porto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lagos in July; daily highs in Porto reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

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
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally wander the streets of Plaka.

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You can fly from Porto to Athens in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A..

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira road trip planning app .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Akrotiri
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Fly from Fira to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fira to Rome is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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night
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Redemptoris Mater, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vatican City road trip tool .

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In July in Vatican City, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Ratto della Sabina, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip site .

Traveling by train from Vatican City to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vatican City in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa day trip tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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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 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation maker app .

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Pisa in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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