18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Belem, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Belem, Brazil

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Marais and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip app .

Belem, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Belem to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belem in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

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

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
Get some cultural insight at Casa Batllo and El Barri Gòtic. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Spend the 26th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Barceloneta and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona holiday maker app .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, browse the exhibits of Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid visit planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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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

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 Castelo dos Mouros. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Belém Tower, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and tour the water at your own pace with Nosso Tejo.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planning website .

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 Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, things will get little chillier in Lisbon: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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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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