38 days in Europe Itinerary

38 days in Europe Itinerary

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38 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Rome, Italy

3
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 Body Worlds - Il Ciclo della Vita. For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or Teatro dei Dioscuri. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get great views at Colle del Gianicolo, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a taste of the local shopping with Scarpelli Mosaici, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then shop like a local with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and finally get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at After Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, shop like a local with M.G. Design, take in the exciting artwork at Limbo Art Gallery, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aria Art Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then view the masterpieces at Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bologna tour builder app .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, Bologna is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea ©

2
nights
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 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online vacation planner .

Getting from Bologna to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Neue Pinakothek. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alte Pinakothek and Schack-Galerie. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Schwangau--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, make a trip to Marienplatz, and take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Munich.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Milan in January, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Neue Pinakothek ©
Neue Pinakothek

2
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the striking features of Euromast, examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, then hike along Landgoed Clingendael, and then admire the striking features of Erasmus Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam road trip tool .

Getting from Munich to Rotterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rotterdam, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Hague
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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ©
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Panorama Mesdag ©
Panorama Mesdag

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Paris

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

13
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cuevas del Drach and Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca. Step out of the city life by going to Serra de Tramuntana and Playa de Muro. Venture out of the city with trips to CCA Andratx (in Andratx), Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi) and Cala Agulla (in Cala Ratjada). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sa Penya Rotja, identify plant and animal life at Artestruz Mallorca, stop by Sea Yogi Palma, and learn about winemaking at Bodega Ribas.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Palma de Mallorca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Palma de Mallorca at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Alcudia, Majorca, Porreres, Valldemossa, Campos
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Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, view the masterpieces at Alcion Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Rio Creative Art Center, and wander the streets of Gran Via.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip tool .

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in February, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Winter Sports
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

4
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.
Head to La Boqueria and En construcciofor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Montana de Montserrat (in Montserrat). The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip tool .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in February; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Camino de Ronda, Montana de Montserrat
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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