23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Guarulhos, Brazil
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Caen, France
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Guarulhos, Brazil

6
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Batalha Monastery (in Batalha), Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima (in Fatima) and University of Coimbra (in Coimbra). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and browse the collection at Livraria Lello.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary app .

Guarulhos, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guarulhos to Porto is 3 hours. In December, Porto is cooler than Guarulhos - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, University of Coimbra
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

9
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.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Porto to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Porto in December, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Caen.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
day
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hotel D'Escoville, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Caen trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Caen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Caen

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayeux
Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre-Dame ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Hotel D'Escoville ©
Hotel D'Escoville

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Las Ramblas, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder site .

Drive from Caen to Barcelona in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Caen in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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