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 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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 6th (Sat): make a trip to Jeronimos Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon journey app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in July, with highs in Lisbon at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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.
For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porto trip planner .

Take a train from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Paris.

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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On the next day, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Porto to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, identify plant and animal life at One Tree Hill, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Berlin journey builder site .

Fly from London to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): admire the striking features of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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