16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings as well as Praia da Luz. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista, and explore the activities along Rio Douro.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto trip planning app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Western European Time is 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Madrid on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Porto

Parks Tours Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stadio Santiago Bernabeu. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado National Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Gran Via. Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Casco Historico de Toledo, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, wander the streets of Barrio de Las Letras, and walk around Retiro Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 40°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Casco Historico de Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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 The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at National Gallery and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the long history of Churchill War Rooms, and wander the streets of Westminster.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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