16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid route planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. In February, Madrid is cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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 11th (Mon): see where the action happens at Estadio do Dragao, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary app .

Getting from Madrid to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Porto, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

1
night
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 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Porto to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. In February, London is little chillier than Porto - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
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 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then make a trip to Grand Place. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll through Vondelpark. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then have fun at Museumphoto, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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 20th (Wed): take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Square.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prague holiday builder website .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Prague are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome journey tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Prague to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in February: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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