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
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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 Pavilhao do Conhecimento are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Castelo de Tomar and Palacio Nacional de Mafra. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista (in Tomar) and Museu Nacional Ferroviario (in Entroncamento). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museu de Marinha, contemplate the long history of Panteao Nacional, examine the collection at National Museum of Ancient Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Sagrado Coracao de Jesus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Recife to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Recife in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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Must see
Castelo de Tomar
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World heritage site
Palacio Nacional de Mafra
4.6

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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.

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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 Citania de Briteiros. 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: Castelo de Chaves (in Chaves) and Ponte da Barca (in Geraz do Minho). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Arco da Porta Nova, don't miss a visit to Torre de Menagem, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Conceicao.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Braga road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Porto to Braga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Braga, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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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 Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt. 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 Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva). 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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World heritage site
Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
4.5

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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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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 St. Patrick's Church (in Enniskerry), Hore Abbey (in Cashel) 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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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 Royal Academy of Arts. You'll explore and learn at Sir John Soane's Museum and The Musical Museum. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Regent Street, see the interesting displays at Clink Prison Museum, appreciate the history behind The Monument to the Great Fire of London, and take in the views from Millennium Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London online trip planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

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Must see
Highgate Cemetery
4.6

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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 Museum of the Canals. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Drents Museum (in Assen), Airborne Museum at Hartenstein (in Oosterbeek) and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) (in Utrecht). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum, explore the world behind art at Huis te Ruurlo, and identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip site.

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 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. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

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Must see
Fries Museum
4.2
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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 Basilika St. Emmeram (in Regensburg) and St. Maria Himmelfahrt (in Furstenfeldbruck). 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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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 Museo Teatrale alla Scala 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Marino, 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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Religious Site
Abbazia di Chiaravalle
4.6
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Art 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 Archaeological Park of Segóbriga. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de San Vicente and Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Carrascal del Rio), Castillo de Manzanares el Real (in Manzanares el Real) and Castillo de la Mota (in Medina del Campo). 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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