18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, take a stroll through Alfama, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip website .

Fortaleza, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Fortaleza in January, expect Lisbon to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam planning app .

Fly from Lisbon to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Amsterdam is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Las Ramblas, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip site .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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