21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary maker tool .

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. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid road trip site .

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topographie des Terrors, and get your game on at WINDOBONA Indoor Skydiving Berlin.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin route planning tool .

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

5
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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