25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Rossio Square, go for a walk through Avenida da Liberdade, then stop by Ana Salazar, then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon journey maker site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, things will get much colder in Lisbon: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Casa da Guitarra, stop by Garrafeira do Carmo, then hunt for treasures at Mercado Do Bolhao, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Porto sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Historic Sites
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Mercado do Bolhao ©
Mercado do Bolhao
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Garrafeira do Carmo ©
Garrafeira do Carmo

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Paris is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Porto in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and finally make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at ARTIS, hunt for treasures at Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt, make a trip to Leidseplein, and take in the exciting artwork at TASCHEN Store Amsterdam.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam route planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, stop by BrAgora, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then look for gifts at Raggio Veneziano, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, look for gifts at Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, look for gifts at Paper Owl, browse for treasures at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon, then look for gifts at I Tre Mercanti, then stop by Venezia Oro & Occhiali, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria S.Eufemia.

To plan Venice vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi WWF del Bassone, and finally examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take a stroll through Brera District, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle.

Make your Milan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oasi WWF del Bassone, Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or Officine Creative Roma. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, browse the eclectic array of goods at Porta Portese, look for gifts at Elena Kihlman Designer Shop, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
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), appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, look for gifts at Cellarer, kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, then take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally look for gifts at Casa Gispert.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday builder site .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) and Diseno Propio. Artesania.. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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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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