20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Venice to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip tool .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally examine the collection at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, stroll around Retiro Park, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can 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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