16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Amsterdam is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
night
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 8th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Atomium and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Abbaye de Saint Martin d'Ainay, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May in Lyon, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Golf
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

Planning Milan trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Lyon to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip site .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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