15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, with highs in Rome at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Palazzo Strozzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Vincenzo Vela, then learn more about the world around you at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, then examine the collection at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano online vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Lugano takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in January, with highs in Lugano at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Museo Vincenzo Vela, Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio
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Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio ©
Museo Vincenzo Vela ©
Museo Vincenzo Vela
Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse ©

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and finally examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Lugano in January, you will find days in Lucerne are little chillier (4°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glasi Hergiswil
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Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Lucerne to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Paris is somewhat warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
On the 13th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Hampton Court Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, then admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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