18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
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, Holland
— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Cathedral of Como (in Como), Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (in Ossuccio) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker .

Curitiba, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Curitiba to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in December, expect Milan to be cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

1
day
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll through Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, meet the residents at Natura Artis Magistra, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally browse the exhibits of Rembrandt House Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in December, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
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 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid travel planner .

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planning site .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Lisbon at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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