28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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28 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  9​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Brasilia, 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.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Lisbon online journey planner .

Brasilia, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Brasilia in May, expect Lisbon to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll 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.
On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip 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 moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
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, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona tour planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
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, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Lisse to see Keukenhof about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
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 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Milan online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in May; daily highs in Milan reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 22nd (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Siena sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to 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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