25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Luanda, Angola
Fly:  11​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Luanda, Angola

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, wander the streets of Alfama, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker .

Luanda, Angola to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Luanda in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, shop like a local with Le Marais, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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 7th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

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Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice tour planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence visit planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planning website .

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Nice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, get your game on at Virtua, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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