44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Braga, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 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.
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Palacio Nacional de Mafra are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo de Tomar and National Museum of Ancient Art. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Museu Nacional Ferroviario (in Entroncamento) and Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista (in Tomar). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, take an in-depth tour of Museu de Marinha, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, and admire the landmark architecture of Panteao Nacional.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel planning app.

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Recife to Lisbon is 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Recife in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados and then admire the masterpieces at MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Porto are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

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Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados ©
Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados
MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto ©
MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto

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Braga, Portugal

Braga ©

Portuguese Rome

Referred to as the Portuguese Rome for its number churches, Braga represents an old town that today is the country's third-largest city. Situated in northwest Portugal, Braga boasts many narrow pedestrian streets, plazas, and spiritual pilgrimage destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes and Arco da Porta Nova. You'll explore and learn at Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia and Museu dos Biscainhos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Braga: Ponte da Barca (in Geraz do Minho) and Castelo de Chaves (in Chaves). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Citania de Briteiros, make a trip to Torre de Menagem, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dos Congregados, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja e Convento do Populo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Braga journey planner.

Getting from Porto to Braga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes ©
Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes
Castelo de Chaves ©
Castelo de Chaves
Citania de Briteiros ©
Citania de Briteiros

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa Vicens and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch and Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Circ Roma (in Tarragona) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, get your game on at Enigmik Escape Room, explore the world behind art at Museu del Modernisme, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Major Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel route planner.

Fly from Braga to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Barcelona. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sant Julia de Loria.

Things to do in Barcelona

Side Trips

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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Colonia Guell  Gaudi Crypt ©
Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt

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Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra

Sant Julia de Loria ©
Sant Julià de Lòria is one of the parishes of Andorra, in the far south of that country. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Electricity, then pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Serni de Nagol Church.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sant Julia de Loria itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Sant Julia de Loria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Sant Julia de Loria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters ©
Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters
Sant Serni de Nagol Church ©
Sant Serni de Nagol Church

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Get some historical perspective at The Mill at Avoca Village and Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Hore Abbey (in Cashel), St. Patrick's Church (in Enniskerry) and Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland, get advice or help at Irish Family History Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and visit a coastal fixture at Poolbeg Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Dublin trip builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sant Julia de Loria to Dublin in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sant Julia de Loria to Dublin is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Side Trips

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Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Highgate Cemetery and Sir John Soane's Museum. You'll explore and learn at Royal Academy of Arts and Clink Prison Museum. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Regent Street, wander the streets of Holland Park, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London journey planning website.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

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Highgate Cemetery ©
Highgate Cemetery
The Musical Museum ©
The Musical Museum
Sir John Soane's Museum ©
Sir John Soane's Museum

5
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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.
Visit Airborne Cemetery and Kasteel Doorwerth for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fries Museum and Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Drents Museum (in Assen), Airborne Museum at Hartenstein (in Oosterbeek) and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) (in Utrecht). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of the Canals, identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, and examine the collection at Mondial Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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Fries Museum ©
Fries Museum
Airborne Museum at Hartenstein ©
Airborne Museum at Hartenstein
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burgersaalkirche and Altes Rathaus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg and St. Maria de Victoria Kirche. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to St. Maria Himmelfahrt (in Furstenfeldbruck) and Basilika St. Emmeram (in Regensburg). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Munich (Judisches Museum Munchen), contemplate the long history of Feldherrnhalle, and explore the world behind art at Michael-Ende-Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Munich is slightly colder than Amsterdam - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Burgersaalkirche ©
Burgersaalkirche
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim ©
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Let the collections at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata and Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza Paolo VI and Bagatti Valsecchi Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano) and Rocca Sforzesca (in Soncino). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, see the interesting displays at La Triennale di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Giovanni.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan travel planner.

You can fly from Munich to Milan in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in January, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum ©
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Plaza mayor de Chinchon and Basilica de San Vicente. Get some historical perspective at Archaeological Park of Segóbriga and Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo de la Mota (in Medina del Campo), Castillo de Manzanares el Real (in Manzanares el Real) and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Carrascal del Rio). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, take an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Sabatini, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Madrid sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trips

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Archaeological Park of Segóbriga ©
Archaeological Park of Segóbriga
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park ©
Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park

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