27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
2
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Orvieto and Church of St. Louis of the French. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Appreciate the collections at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Fornillo (in Positano).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Le Vigne di Raito, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Santa Croce and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Appreciate the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence online journey builder .

Getting from Ravello to Florence by combination of bus and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in September, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

4
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.
Visit San Giorgio Maggiore and Peggy Guggenheim Collection for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Mark's Campanile and Museo Correr. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melk Abbey and Schonbrunner Gardens. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche), examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier Wien, and make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip site .

You can fly from Vienna to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela dos Ossos and Castelo de S. Jorge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelo dos Mouros and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and do a tasting at The Best Portugal.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon visit site .

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 difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Lisbon reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sintra, Capela dos Ossos
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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