24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  19 h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
5
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
7
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  4 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
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 14th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then wander the streets of Dorsoduro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Venice is 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palazzo dei Diamanti, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Via Condotti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Campo de' Fiori, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
On the 19th (Thu), visit Brera District, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Milan day trip site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Brera District ©
Brera District
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Mountaineers' Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Matterhorn and Swiss Ski School Saas Fee. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux) and Saas Fee Ski Resort (in Saas-Fee). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Gornergrat, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip website.

Take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saas-Fee, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Queen Studio Experience, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, examine the collection at Le Vaisseau, then contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, then visit La Petite France, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Thomas.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg route builder website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Strasbourg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and tram. In December, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fort De Schoenenbourg, Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Fort De Schoenenbourg
Fort De Schoenenbourg

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Chantilly and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Family-friendly places like Musee Jacquemart-Andre and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Latin Quarter, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Chantilly
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris. Attractions like Walt Disney Studios Park and Sea Life make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Champagne F. Lemaire and Cathedrale Saint-Etienne. There's still lots to do: stop by Disney Village and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marne-la-Vallee trip site.

Marne-la-Vallee is just a short distance from Paris. In December, daily temperatures in Marne-la-Vallee can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedrale Saint-Etienne, Champagne F. Lemaire, Eglise Saint Martin
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Champagne F. Lemaire ©
Champagne F. Lemaire
Disney Village ©
Disney Village

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Madame Tussauds London. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and The Mary Rose. Museum-lovers will get to explore Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Museum of London. Step out of London with an excursion to IWM Duxford in Duxford--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Westminster, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Regent Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London trip builder app.

Take a train from Marne-la-Vallee to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train 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. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, IWM Duxford
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose

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