59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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59 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Swanage, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
St Austell, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Exeter, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Toulouse, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Igreja de Sao Roque. Get a sense of the local culture at Capela dos Ossos and Jeronimos Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima (in Fatima). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros, admire the striking features of Quinta da Regaleira, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in March: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Batalha Monastery, Cabo da Roca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Chiado ©
Chiado
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and The British Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Lanes and Dover Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from London: St. Mary The Virgin Church (in Elham), Brighton (Gustamps & North Laine) and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London route planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to London in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in March, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, St. Mary The Virgin Church, Dover Castle, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Swanage, United Kingdom

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Visit Corfe Castle and Fort Henry for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lucy's Farm and L'Artishe Gallery and Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swanage: The Tank Museum (in Bovington) and Monkey World (in Wareham). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park, get engrossed in the history at Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre, and see the interesting displays at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Swanage online driving holiday planner .

Drive from London to Swanage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Wareham, Corfe Castle
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve

5
nights
St Austell, United Kingdom

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. We've included these beaches for you: Porthtowan Beach and Fistral Beach Bar. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Michael's Mount and Lanhydrock House and Garden. Get out of town with these interesting St Austell side-trips: The Cowhouse Gallery (in Perranuthnoe), King Doniert's Stone (in St Cleer) and St Ives (St. Ives Gallery & Anima-Mundi). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, view the masterpieces at Tregony Gallery, steep yourself in history at Portloe, and explore the historical opulence of Caerhays Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St Austell road trip site .

Traveling by car from Swanage to St Austell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Exeter.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Tregony Gallery, Towan Beach - The Roseland, Tintagel Castle, Portloe Harbour
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

6
nights
Exeter, United Kingdom

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Woolacombe Beach and Dunster Castle. You'll get in some beach time at Weymouth Beach and Crow Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Exeter: Abbotsbury Swannery (in Abbotsbury), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth) and Wabasso Art Cafe (in Combe Martin). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Halsdon Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Church, and view the masterpieces at The Plough Arts Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Exeter holiday planner.

Drive from St Austell to Exeter in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Weymouth, St James Church, Woolacombe Beach, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Yarak Bird of Prey
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visit The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brunel's SS Great Britain and Stonehenge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Wells (Mendip Hospital Cemetery & Wells Cathedral), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Bournemouth (Hengistbury Head Beach & Gallery 65). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, view the masterpieces at Gallery and Barrow, tour the pleasant surroundings at Somerset Crafts, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip maker .

You can take a train from Exeter to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wells, Bournemouth, Somerset Crafts, Stonehenge, Brunel's SS Great Britain
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

6
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Durham Cathedral and Fountains Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muncaster Castle and Jesus Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Keld Chapel (in Shap), The Old School Muker (in Muker) and Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre (in Thurstonfield). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Courthouse Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ambleside sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bath to Ambleside in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Keswick, Heaton Cooper Studio, Predator Experience, Merz Barn, Castle Crag
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Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

5
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Appreciate the collections at Mary Ann Rogers Gallery and Grace Darling Museum. For shopping fun, head to Barter Books or The Bakehouse Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to College Valley Estate (in Wooler), Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Bamburgh Beach (in Bamburgh). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Old Bewick.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alnwick online route planner .

Getting from Ambleside to Alnwick by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Lindisfarne Priory, College Valley Estate, Cragside House and Gardens
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Head to La Croisette and GALERIE art Le CAMELEONfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rue d'Antibes and Saint-Paul de Vence. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze), Utelle (La Madone d'Utelle & Église Saint Veran) and St-Paul-de-Vence (Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs & La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Alnwick to Nice in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Alnwick to Nice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alnwick in April, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes, Utelle, Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

6
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Head to Marche de Caussade and Les Essarts, Espaces Arts et Culturesfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cité de Carcassonne and Musee Toulouse-Lautrec. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulouse: Bastide de Mirepoix (in Mirepoix), Pays de l'Ours - ADET (in Arbas) and Carcassonne Center (Carcassonne Medieval City & Eglise Saint-Nazaire). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, see the interesting displays at Musee La Planete des Moulins, take in the exciting artwork at Carla Bayle La Cite des Arts, and look for gifts at La Hutt a Fromage.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Nice to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nice in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Toulouse, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Albi, Les Essarts, Espaces Arts et Cultures, Chateau Saint Louis, Bastide de Mirepoix
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Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Walls of Avila and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Cava Baja Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to The Four Posts (in Avila), Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia & Catedral de Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, stroll through Retiro Park, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing planner .

Getting from Toulouse to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Toledo
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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