26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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26 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Asuncion, Paraguay
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Fatima, Portugal
— Few hours
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Capri, Italy
— Few hours
+2
Ferry + Subway + Train:  3 h
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Asuncion, Paraguay

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

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 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium. On the next day, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then take a stroll through Alfama, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip maker tool.

Asuncion, Paraguay to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Asuncion to Lisbon, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asuncion in May, Lisbon is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Fatima.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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hours
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, then don't miss a visit to Batalha Monastery, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Leiria.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fatima trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: highs in Fatima hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batalha Monastery, Castelo de Leiria
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Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Castelo de Leiria ©
Castelo de Leiria

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Royal Palace of Madrid, Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcala, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fatima to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fatima to Madrid due to the time zone difference. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
day
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Belchite, steep yourself in history at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then see the interesting displays at Caesaraugusta Theater Museum, then don't miss a visit to Calle Alfonso I, and finally make a trip to Plaza del Pilar.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zaragoza day trip site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums
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Belchite ©
Belchite
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Caesaraugusta Theater Museum ©
Caesaraugusta Theater Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barcelona Cathedral, Port Olimpic and Las Ramblas. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and see where the action happens at Camp Nou.

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Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Zaragoza, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 16°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naples.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Spaccanapoli has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, then explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Vesuvio National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Naples takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vesuvio National Park
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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hours
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): Head underground at Blue Grotto, make a trip to I Faraglioni, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, then browse the exhibits of Villa San Michele, and finally catch a ride on Monte Solaro.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri travel route planner.

You can drive from Naples to Capri in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Transportation

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Capri to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, stop by Campo del Ghetto, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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 21st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, catch a live event at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), then walk around Parco di Monza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan itinerary site.

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Milan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Parco di Monza, Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Les Jardins du Trocadero, Palais Garnier, Louvre Museum, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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