36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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36 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Acueduct of Segovia and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Catedral Primada, Casco Historico de Toledo, & more), Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge) (in Cuenca) and Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge)
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Walking tours

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Cotswolds Distillery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: New Forest National Park (in Lyndhurst), Room Escape Games (in Margate) and Oxford (Pitt Rivers Museum & Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London journey planning site .

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madrid in May, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oxford, Bournemouth Beach, New Forest National Park, Room Escape Games, Holy Trinity Church
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Walking tours

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Musee de l'Orangerie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Reims) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Seine River ©
Seine River

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 31st (Sun), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Sim Academy.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Schonbrunner Gardens and Melk Abbey. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Rathausplatz, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get your bearings at State Hall of the Austrian National Library.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia and St Mark's Campanile. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico (in Trieste) and Basilica di Sant’Antonio (in Padua). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice travel website .

Fly from Vienna to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Vienna in June since evenings lows in Venice dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Trieste, Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campo and Palazzo Vecchio. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza Maggiore (in Bologna), Piazza dei Miracoli (in Pisa) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Piazza dei Miracoli, Piazza Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Orvieto to see Duomo di Orvieto about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Food Tours
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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