25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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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, The Netherlands
— 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.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Praia do Magoito (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Avenida da Liberdade, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and wander the streets of Bairro Alto.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary planning app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. You will leave for Paris on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites 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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
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.
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Big Ben, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Covent Garden, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

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

2
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 18th (Sun): get curious at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Scheveningen Beach, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandvoort aan Zee.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Beaches Parks

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.
On the 21st (Wed), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic.

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Fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Barcelona at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada will appeal to history buffs. Head to Mercado San Miguel and Alcion Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Raquel Lopez Damascene-Damasquinado in Toledo (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, view the masterpieces at Diseno Propio. Artesania., and tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can 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
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Alfama. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Fundacao Jose Saramago. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Oficina - Museu (in Capelas), Praia da Adraga (in Almocageme) and Nazare (Praia do Norte & Praia da Nazare). See even more of Lisbon: stroll through Praia da ursa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Formosa, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and don't miss a visit to Belém Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Nazare, Praia de Carcavelos, Oficina - Museu, Praia da Adraga
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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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