17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Visit Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip 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 moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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 5th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary app .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally make a trip to St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice trip builder website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the next day, shop like a local with Andrassy Avenue, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip builder .

Fly from Venice to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in December, with highs in Budapest at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

1
night
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 11th (Wed): shop like a local with Le Marais, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Budapest to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Amadores and Playa de Maspalomas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Faro de Maspalomas and Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador. Change things up with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Azulejos de Veneguera, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and stroll through Playa de la Aldea.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas travel route planner .

You can fly from Paris to Maspalomas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Maspalomas to be much warmer, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mogan, Meloneras, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

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