27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walking tours. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip 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 Belém Tower, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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 March, things will get a bit cooler in Lisbon: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

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

2
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid route builder website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
On the 8th (Fri), walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome online attractions planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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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

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Stephansplatz, admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens, and try out the rides at Prater.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Florence to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

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

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then contemplate the long history of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Brussels takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture De Violist. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower of London, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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