16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in May since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 21st (Sat), wander the streets of Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online tour planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

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 27th (Fri): stroll around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Big Ben, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London trip builder website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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