21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome sightseeing planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect Rome to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip builder .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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

4
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Le Marais, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paris using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, & more). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take a stroll through Alfama, and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

5
nights
Valencia, Spain

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valencia: Benidorm (Playa de Levante, El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, & more), Cala Denia (in Denia) and Alicante (Castillo de Santa Barbara & Explanada de Espana). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, meet the residents at Oceanografic Valencia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Valencia holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Valencia dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benidorm, Alicante, Cala Denia
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Mundomar ©
Mundomar
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana

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