32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Porto's surroundings by going to Falua Massage Studio (in Povoa de Varzim) and Braga (Se de Braga & Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, expect Porto to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Before you visit Lisbon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, then admire the striking features of Casa de Pilatos, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

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Fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Mosque of Christ of the Light, Walking tours, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Stadtturm (in Baden) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Bourbaki Panorama, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Zurich takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hit the slopes at Maennlichen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online day trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geneva online road trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Geneva, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then look for gifts at La boutique de Mathilde, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planning app.

You can drive from Geneva to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Lyon, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12: