18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  25​h
1
Paderborn, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Train:  2​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

5
nights
Paderborn, Germany

Paderborn ©
As a home to some of Germany's most recognizable computer-tech companies, such as Siemens, Paderborn rebuilt itself as a center for higher education and information technology after World War II.
Appreciate the collections at Caricatura, Galerie fuer Komische Kunst and Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum. Get some historical perspective at Kugelsburg bei Volkmarsen and Schloss Wilhelmshohe. Venture out of the city with trips to Kassel (Herkules-Statue & Bergpark), PS.SPEICHER (in Einbeck) and Kaiserpfalz (in Goslar). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at RATIO_Land, head outdoors with Externsteine, admire the landmark architecture of The Adam-and-Eve-House, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Corvey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paderborn trip maker site .

Curitiba, Brazil to Paderborn is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Curitiba in May, expect Paderborn to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Paderborn

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kassel, Goslar, Kugelsburg bei Volkmarsen, Externsteine, Schloss Corvey
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Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum ©
Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum
PS.SPEICHER ©
PS.SPEICHER
Paderborn Cathedral (Dom zu Paderborn) ©

4
nights
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Appreciate the collections at Netherlands Open-Air Museum and National Heritage Museum and Basilica of Our Lady. Your inner history buff will appreciate Maastricht Underground and St. John's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Eindhoven: Noordbrabants Museum (in Den Bosch), Maastricht (Boekhandel Dominicanen & Fort Sint Pieter) and Designer Outlet Roermond (in Roermond).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Eindhoven route website .

Traveling by car from Paderborn to Eindhoven takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maastricht, Den Bosch, Designer Outlet Roermond, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
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Nederlands Openluchtmuseum ©
Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Fort Sint Pieter ©
Fort Sint Pieter

few
hours
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 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and then make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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5
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.
Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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