25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da ursa and Praia do Magoito. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museum of National Republican Guard. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect Lisbon to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally examine the collection at Lope de Vega Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid route site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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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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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de La Barceloneta and Platja Port Bo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Tossa de Mar (Playa Santa Maria de Llorell, Platja mar menuda, &more) and Cala de l'Illa Roja (in Begur). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning website.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome journey website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

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.
Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in October, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Munich

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Atomium and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels road trip site.

Getting from Munich to Brussels by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trip

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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Zandvoort aan Zee and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and examine the collection at Amsterdam City Archives.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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