26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Seville, Spain
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

1
day
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the galleries of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary maker .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Seville is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. In December, Seville is cooler than Porto Alegre - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

Plan trip to Madrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seville in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, explore the galleries of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online holiday planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
When in Nice, make a side trip to see Massif de l'Esterel in Agay, approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get great views at Mt Boron, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip tool .

Fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nice in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip maker .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
On the 26th (Thu), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 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 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip app .

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

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

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, examine the collection at National Tile Museum, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 8°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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