38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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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:  8 h 30 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online attractions planner.

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Recife to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In December, Lisbon is much colder than Recife - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, thentake a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, thensteep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

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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.
Zet Gallery and Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Centro Historico de Guimaraes and Bom Jesus do Monte for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Viana do Castelo (O Navio Gil Eannes & Santuario de Santa Luzia) and Quinta Da Gaivosa (in Santa Marta de Penaguiao). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Guimaraes Castle, admire the masterpieces at Nogueira da Silva Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Cruz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja e Convento do Populo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Braga travel route planning app.

Drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Braga can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Braga

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Side Trips

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
Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary

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.
Head to La Boqueria and Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona online trip builder.

Fly from Braga to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Barcelona. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sant Julia de Loria.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

12
nights
Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra

Sant Julia de Loria ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Casa Rull and Farga Rossell. Get some cultural insight at Santuario de Meritxell and Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters. Get out of town with these interesting Sant Julia de Loria side-trips: La Cortinada (Cal Pal Mill And Saw Works & Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada), Ordino (Mirador del Roc del Quer & Ordino Arcalis) and Museum of Electricity (in Encamp).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sant Julia de Loria day trip tool.

Drive from Barcelona to Sant Julia de Loria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Sant Julia de Loria

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Ordino, Escaldes-Engordany, Canillo, Encamp
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 8:
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and then explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London travel route planner.

Getting from Sant Julia de Loria to London by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, view the masterpieces at Renssen Art Gallery, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Public House of Art, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, thencontemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, thenget a taste of the local shopping with KochxBos Art Gallery, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder site.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, thentake in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography, and finally view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a stroll through Grafton Street.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin visit planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Schack-Galerie. Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, shop like a local with Galerie Hegemann, and view the masterpieces at Gallerie Thomas.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munich attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Munich takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Munich is 1 hour. In January, Munich is slightly colder than Dublin - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

7
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Centro Cultural de la Caja Rural and ABC Serrano. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Antica Roma Anticuario in Toledo, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, and make a trip to Gran Via.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Madrid takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in January, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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