25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  10​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jeronimos Monastery and Cabo da Roca. For shopping fun, head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian or Rossio Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Praia do Magoito). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. You will leave for Paris on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Cabo da Roca
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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.
Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Big Ben, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, examine the collection at Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London online route planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for little chillier 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 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sun), have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Scheveningen beach, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Raquel Lopez Damascene-Damasquinado & Catedral Primada). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania., and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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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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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Appreciate the collections at National Tile Museum and National Museum of Ancient Art. Shop till you drop at Feira da Ladra and A Arte da Terra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Adraga Beach, Praia da ursa, & more), Oficina - Museu (in Capelas) and Nazare (Praia do Norte & Praia da Nazare). See some other sides of Lisbon: take a stroll through Belém Tower, look for gifts at A Outra Face da Lua, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon itinerary builder .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 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. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Lisbon are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Nazare, Praia de Carcavelos, Praia da Adraga, Praia da Formosa
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

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