18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Belem, Brazil
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Belem, Brazil

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Park and National Palace of Pena and Praia Grande. We've included these beaches for you: Comporta Beach and Praia das Furnas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Praia de Melides (in Melides), Saki (in Santo Andre) and Porto Covo (Ilha do Pessegueiro & Praia da Samoqueira). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and visit a coastal fixture at Farol de Milfontes.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

Belem, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 11- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Belem to Lisbon. Traveling from Belem in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Lisbon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Porto Covo, Grandola, Farol de Milfontes, Park and National Palace of Pena, Saki
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Praia Grande
Praia Grande
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
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 Alcazar of Segovia and Padres Carmelitas are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Catedral Primada and Acueduct of Segovia. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid route builder site.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

3
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 outdoors at Playa de La Barceloneta and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Magic Fountain and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker site.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, contemplate the long history of Forum of Augustus, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris visit planner.

Fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

Similar Plans

20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHILE January, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Paris BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 19 days in Switzerland & Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 22 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Paris BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, culture, relaxing, museums, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, relaxing, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Paris & Montargis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 19 days in Paris BY A USER FROM CHILE February, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in France & Swiss Alps BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 30 days in Germany, England & Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans