18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  16​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Navio:  15​h
2
Marseille, France
— 1 day
Navio:  6​h
3
Genoa, Italy
— 1 day
Navio:  18​h 30​min
4
Naples, Italy
— 1 day
Navio:  12​h
5
Messina, Italy
— 1 day
Navio:  14​h
6
Valletta, Malta
— 1 day
Navio:  39​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Brasilia, Brazil

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

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 7th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and then stop by Casa Gispert.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

Brasilia, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Brasilia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
Parc de Montjuic ©
Parc de Montjuic

1
day
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marseille travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
day
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 10th (Sun), wander the streets of Boccadasse, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Genoa holiday planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Genoa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

1
day
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 11th (Mon), make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naples online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Messina.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

1
day
Messina, Italy

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 12th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro di San Placido, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, then get outside with Colli San Rizzo, then make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Messina online trip builder .

Do a combination of train and ferry from Naples to Messina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Messina, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santuario della Madonna di Montalto ©
Museo del Tesoro di San Placido ©
Museo del Tesoro di San Placido

1
day
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
You've now added La Valletta to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the galleries of Casa Rocca Piccola, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at La Valletta.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Valletta trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Messina to Valletta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

La Valletta
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Casa Rocca Piccola ©
Casa Rocca Piccola

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Explore Barcelona further: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to The Magic Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions site .

You can fly from Valletta to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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