28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Nantes, France
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

7
nights
Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes), Bioparc (in Doue-la-Fontaine) and Le Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, admire the natural beauty at Castle of Angers, wander the streets of Cite Medievale de Guerande, and contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes journey maker website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Nantes is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in July: highs in Nantes hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rennes, Vannes, Puy du Fou, Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, Chateau d'Angers
Highlights from your plan
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Le Grand Defi ©
Le Grand Defi

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip app .

Getting from Nantes to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally wander the streets of Boccadasse. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, then kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio, and then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Genoa trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Genoa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Genoa to Barcelona by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

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
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, examine the collection at National Tile Museum, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip site .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Lisbon at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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