25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Praia do Magoito and Praia da ursa. Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and explore the ancient world of The LX Love Cage.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon is 3 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect Lisbon to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Get in touch with nature at Playa de La Barceloneta and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Tossa de Mar (Playa Santa Maria de Llorell, Platja mar menuda, & more) and L'illa Roja (in Begur). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Port Bo, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Platja Port Bo, L'illa Roja
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and English Garden. Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, look for all kinds of wild species at Heidehaus, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munich road trip planning website .

You can fly from Rome to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in October, with highs in Munich at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Munich

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Groeningemuseum. Visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Minnewater Lake, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, make a trip to Atomium, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Jordaan, cast your line with a fishing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam attractions site .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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