35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Montpellier, France
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
15
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
16
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
17
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, and then view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Western European Time is 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madrid vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Via del Nicolau and Fenals Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Monestir de Sant Llorenc (in Guardiola de Bergueda). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monestir de Sant Llorenc, Fenals Beach, La Via del Nicolau, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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day
Montpellier, France

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Maguelone - Domaine de Maguelone, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier tour builder .

Getting from Barcelona to Montpellier by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Montpellier sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cathedrale de Maguelone, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cathedrale de Maguelone ©
Cathedrale de Maguelone
Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner .

You can drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Monte-Carlo on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 10th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Charles Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, and then see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Monte-Carlo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino Square ©
Casino Square

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle.

Find out how to plan Milan trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monte-Carlo in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, S. Giovanni Battista
Highlights from your plan
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in December, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Montale Tower, see the interesting displays at Museo delle Curiosità - San Marino, contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, then examine the collection at Museum of Torture, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guaita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Graziani, see the interesting displays at Modern Weapons Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, then steep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta, and finally examine the collection at Museo di Stato.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our City of San Marino online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Rome to City of San Marino in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in December: highs in City of San Marino hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Torture ©
Museum of Torture
Guaita ©
Guaita
Modern Weapons Museum ©
Modern Weapons Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

You can drive from City of San Marino to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from City of San Marino in December, Venice is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt).

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Orsay and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), meet the residents at ZOO Planckendael, and then sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Beer Museum, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, ZOO Planckendael
Highlights from your plan

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
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You can take a train from Brussels to Rotterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors Parks Museums

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. On the next day, take a stroll through Red Light District, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Big Ben, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): experience rural life at Tulleys Farm, then wander the streets of North Laine, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

North Laine, Tulleys Farm
Highlights from your plan
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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