21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. In October, Rome is a bit cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Museum Rietberg and Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Rome to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Zurich is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and Tate Modern. Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum, and steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Madrid is 1 hour. When traveling from London in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira. Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Roque, and don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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