25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

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:  3​h 15​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, savor the flavors at La Boqueria, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona is 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner .

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, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Rome in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect nights in Budapest to be colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip maker tool .

Fly from Prague to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), 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

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

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lisbon route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In October, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time 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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