47 days in Europe Itinerary

47 days in Europe Itinerary

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47 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Murcia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Kids will enjoy Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Casa de Campo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (San Roman Church, Casco Historico de Toledo, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and steep yourself in history at Templo de Debod.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid journey planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Murcia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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

1
night
Murcia, Spain

Murcia ©
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Terra Natura Murcia, admire the striking features of Cathedral de Santa Maria, steep yourself in history at Episcopal Palace of Murcia, don't miss a visit to Plaza Cardenal Belluga, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Juan de Dios.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Murcia vacation planning app .

Getting from Madrid to Murcia by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Murcia, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Murcia

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Templo de San Juan de Dios ©
Templo de San Juan de Dios
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Episcopal Palace of Murcia ©
Episcopal Palace of Murcia

1
night
Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Los Luceros, take an in-depth tour of MARQ Archaeological Museum of Alicante, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Juan.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alicante trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Murcia to Alicante takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Alicante

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Casa Batllo and Park Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Fundacio Joan Miro, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour planner .

Fly from Alicante to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alicante in September: highs in Barcelona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vatican Museums and Church of St. Louis of the French. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sistine Chapel, and delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

7
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Uffizi Galleries. The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Torre del Mangia, Piazza del Campo, & more) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

6
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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Ca' d'Oro capture your imagination. Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Scrovegni Chapel). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
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 Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

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You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, & more) and Praia do Ouro (in Sesimbra). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Estrela, and explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Lisbon reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sintra, Praia do Ouro
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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