25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect Barcelona to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Rome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Budapest are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Prague trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Prague hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit planning site.

You can fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip app.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip builder site.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Lisbon at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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