27 days in Europe Itinerary

27 days in Europe Itinerary

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27 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hyeres, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Menton, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jeronimos Monastery and Sintra National Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the world behind art at National Tile Museum, take a stroll through Alfama, and shop like a local with Rossio Square.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Van Gogh Museum. Step out of the city life by going to ARTIS and Flagship Amsterdam. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder website .

Fly from Lisbon to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in April, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Take a break from the city and head to Sentier Jean Francois Jube and Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Sentier Littoral (in Bandol), Novaloc (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Jet 007 (in Le Lavandou). There's still lots to do: get outside with Sentier sous marin, trek along Parc Sainte-Claire, and tour the water at your own pace with Riviera Nautic.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Hyeres in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Hyeres. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

La Londe Les Maures, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Jet 007, Sentier Littoral
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Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas ©
Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas
Jet 007 ©
Jet 007
Sentier sous marin ©
Sentier sous marin

3
nights
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France

Mandelieu-la-Napoule ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Lérins Islands and Rue d'Antibes. Head to La Croisette and Les Caprices de Marilynfor some retail therapy. When in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, make a side trip to see French Riviera Water Toys in Golfe-Juan Vallauris, approximately 32 minutes away.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mandelieu-la-Napoule day trip planning tool .

Drive from Hyeres to Mandelieu-la-Napoule in 1.5 hours. April in Mandelieu-la-Napoule sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Menton.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors Historic Sites Transportation

Side Trips

Cannes, French Riviera Water Toys, Massif du Tanneron
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Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

2
nights
Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): choose your vessel at AliceBoat and then take in breathtaking views at Nice Rafting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, choose your vessel at Rent a Boat by Hour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Menton online vacation planner .

You can drive from Mandelieu-la-Napoule to Menton in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Menton can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Menton

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Nice, Nice Rafting, aliceBoat, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Rent a Boat by Hour
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aliceBoat ©
aliceBoat
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Visiting Catacombe di San Callisto and Passeggiata di Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Menton to Rome. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Menton in April: highs in Rome hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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.
Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at La Barceloneta and BarcelonaSail. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcelona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Get some historical perspective at Plaza Mayor and Casa de Campo. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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