18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h
1
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan travel planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 20- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Curitiba to Milan is 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Curitiba in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Sacro Monte di Ossuccio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
day
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 31st (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker website.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip planner.

You can fly from Florence to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in December, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, walk around Parque del Retiro, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid travel planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

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

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lisbon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In January, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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