20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and make a trip to Santa Justa Lift.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Curitiba to Lisbon. While traveling from Curitiba, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip 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. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at British Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and stroll through Hyde Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for London using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in May, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary maker .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome day trip app .

Getting from Paris to Rome by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, Rome is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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