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:  17​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour 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. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Belo Horizonte in January; daily highs in Rome reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Palazzo Strozzi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
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, get a new perspective on nature at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, then see the interesting displays at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, and finally make a trip to Centro storico Gandria.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip maker site .

Take a train from Florence to Lugano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, Museo Vincenzo Vela, Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse
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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.
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, and finally examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lugano in January: highs in Lucerne hover around 4°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glasi Hergiswil
Highlights from your plan
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), admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris journey planning tool .

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 a bit warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hampton Court Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, then steep yourself in history at Wallace Collection, and finally see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker tool .

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. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hampton Court Palace
Highlights from your plan
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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