50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  7​h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Lisse, Holland
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  15​min
11
Versailles, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
13
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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4
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 in touch with nature at Catacombe di San Callisto and Riserva Naturale Monte Velino. Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa Adriana in Tivoli--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get great views at Colle del Gianicolo, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip maker site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. In April, Rome is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Uffizi Galleries and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and look for gifts at M.G. Design.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Mark's Square and Basilica di San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and get lost in a book at Museo Correr.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online route planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz and Murmelweg Wanderung. Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Adelboden to see Trottiland about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, learn something new at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take a memorable tour with Tours, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Zermatt in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Trottiland, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch, then admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Axalp, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen, Murrenbach Waterfalls, Axalp
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Biosphaere Entlebuch. Relax by the water at Ufschotti Park and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Eggen-Hohenweg (in Teufen), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Mt. Rigi) and St Mauritius Church (in Appenzell). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, get outside with Hallenbad City, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planning tool .

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lisse.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, St Mauritius Church, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Eggen-Hohenweg
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

1
night
Lisse, Holland

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lisse journey tool .

You can fly from Zurich to Lisse in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Zurich in May, plan for little chillier days in Lisse, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisse

Parks
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Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll get in some beach time at Zandvoort aan Zee and Scheveningen Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Grote Markt & Frans Hals Museum), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), experience rural life at Kinderboerderij Gliphoeve, and explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Lisse to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Zandvoort aan Zee, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. Step out of the city life by going to The Big Cat Sanctuary and The Hawking Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Holywell Retreat Beach (in Eastbourne), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, get engrossed in the history at The Charterhouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Oxleas Wood, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read London road trip website .

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, UK Wolf Conservation Trust, East Sussex Falconry, Holywell Retreat Beach
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Orsay and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step out of Paris to go to Vascoeuil and see L'Arche Feline, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online sightseeing planner .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

L'Arche Feline
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee du Peigne will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Le Bois des Aigles and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Versailles side-trips: Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Parc et Jardin du Chateau de Vandrimare (in Vandrimare). Spend the 19th (Tue) immersed in the historical opulence at Palace of Versailles. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and examine the collection at Musee des Instruments a Vent.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Versailles trip maker site .

Versailles is very close to Paris. In May, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Scuba & Snorkeling, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Musee des Instruments a Vent
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Museo Picasso. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Cala Futadera (in Tossa de Mar), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and La playa de Tamariu (in Tamariu). Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Carrer Montcada, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning app .

You can fly from Versailles to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Versailles in May, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

La playa de Tamariu, Cala Futadera, Camino de Ronda
Find places to stay May 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Royal Palace of Madrid and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Los asientos in Valsain (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and ride a horse along Horse Riding Madrid.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Los asientos
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
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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