38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Recife, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Braga, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra
— 12 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Recife, Brazil


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1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Recife to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Recife in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porto visit planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves

6
nights
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Zet Gallery and Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes. Get some cultural insight at Bom Jesus do Monte and Santuario de Santa Luzia. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinta Da Gaivosa (in Santa Marta de Penaguiao) and O Navio Gil Eannes (in Viana do Castelo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dos Congregados, admire the masterpieces at Nogueira da Silva Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Braga trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Guimaraes, Viana do Castelo, Quinta Da Gaivosa
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Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga ©
Igreja da Misericordia de Braga

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Braga to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Barcelona. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Sant Julia de Loria.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Wildlife Transportation
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

12
nights
Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra

Sant Julia de Loria ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters and C.S. Santa Coloma. Popular historic sites such as Santuario de Meritxell and Sant Serni de Nagol Church are in your itinerary. Explore Sant Julia de Loria's surroundings by going to Ordino (Mirador del Roc del Quer & Ordino Arcalis), Museo de la Moto (in Canillo) and Valle de Incles (in Incles).

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sant Julia de Loria trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Barcelona to Sant Julia de Loria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Sant Julia de Loria

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ordino, Andorra la Vella, Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp, Canillo
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Naturlandia ©
Naturlandia
Santuario de Meritxell ©
Santuario de Meritxell
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles ©
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, shop like a local with Covent Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Getting from Sant Julia de Loria to London by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take in the exciting artwork at Renssen Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Public House of Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then view the masterpieces at KochxBos Art Gallery, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then view the masterpieces at Gallery of Photography, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a stroll through Grafton Street.

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Fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, take in the exciting artwork at Gallerie Thomas, and shop like a local with Galerie Hegemann.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich online visit planner .

Fly from Dublin to Munich in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Munich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Munich is a bit cooler than Dublin - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

7
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For shopping fun, head to Mercado San Miguel or Rio Creative Art Center. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Diseno Propio. Artesania.. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Centro Cultural de la Caja Rural & Antica Roma Anticuario). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take an in-depth tour of Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip maker tool .

Getting from Munich to Madrid by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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