28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary builder tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get much colder in Lisbon: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. In February, Paris is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Belfry of Bruges, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, stroll around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Amsterdam using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), find something for the whole family at Prater, and make a trip to Stephansplatz.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning app .

Getting from Berlin to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner .

Getting from Vienna to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, Florence is somewhat warmer than Vienna - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour planning site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid planning app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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