18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil
Fly:  21​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary website .

Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time to Central European Time is 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and British Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London trip builder site .

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Madrid to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, then don't miss a visit to Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris online itinerary planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and De Duif. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castelo de S. Jorge and Jeronimos Monastery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Carmo Archaeological Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Estrela, take a stroll through Alfama, and see the interesting displays at National Tile Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Lisbon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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