44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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44 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Recife, Brazil
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Braga, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Recife, Brazil


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelo de Tomar and National Museum of Ancient Art. You'll explore and learn at Museu de Marinha and Pavilhao do Conhecimento. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Museu Nacional Ferroviario (in Entroncamento), Palacio Nacional de Mafra (in Mafra) and Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista (in Tomar). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, and admire the landmark architecture of Panteao Nacional.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online trip itinerary planner .

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Recife in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomar, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Museu Nacional Ferroviario
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National Museum of Ancient Art ©
National Museum of Ancient Art
Castelo de Tomar ©
Castelo de Tomar
Palacio Nacional de Mafra ©
Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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.
Kick 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.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto road trip app .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Braga.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums
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5
nights
Braga, Portugal

Braga ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Igreja da Misericordia de Braga and Ponte da Barca. Get some historical perspective at Igreja de Sao Joao do Souto and Castelo de Chaves. Step out of Braga to go to Amares and see Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja e Convento do Populo, see the interesting displays at Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dos Congregados, and contemplate the long history of Torre de Menagem.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Braga online journey planner .

You can drive from Porto to Braga in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Braga, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Citania de Briteiros, Castelo de Chaves, Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia, Ponte da Barca
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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

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Vicens and MUHBA Oliva Artes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello) and Circ Roma (in Tarragona). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, have some family-friendly fun at Enigmik Escape Room, explore the world behind art at Museu del Modernisme, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Major Synagogue.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Braga to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Braga to Barcelona. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Sant Julia de Loria.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats, Circ Roma, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Colonia Guell  Gaudi Crypt ©
Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt

1
night
Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra

Sant Julia de Loria ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Electricity, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Serni de Nagol Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sant Julia de Loria road trip planning tool .

Drive from Barcelona to Sant Julia de Loria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Sant Julia de Loria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, Museum of Electricity, Sant Serni de Nagol Church
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Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters ©
Sant Serni de Nagol Church ©
Sant Serni de Nagol Church

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Poolbeg Lighthouse and Royal Hospital Kilmainham will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane capture your imagination. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Hore Abbey (in Cashel), The Mill at Avoca Village (in Avoca) and St. Patrick's Church (in Enniskerry). Next up on the itinerary: get your bearings at Irish Family History Centre, contemplate the long history of Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, and get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sant Julia de Loria to Dublin takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Patrick's Church, Hore Abbey, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, The Mill at Avoca Village, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
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Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

5
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum and Royal Academy of Arts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Highgate Cemetery and The Monument to the Great Fire of London. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Sir John Soane's Museum, see the interesting displays at Anaesthesia Heritage Centre, wander the streets of Notting Hill, and steep yourself in history at Jewel House.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the London travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Musical Museum
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Royal Academy of Arts ©
Royal Academy of Arts
Sir John Soane's Museum ©
Sir John Soane's Museum
Holland Park ©
Holland Park

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kasteel Doorwerth and Airborne Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) and Mondial Museum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum Hartenstein (in Oosterbeek), Fries Museum (in Leeuwarden) and Drents Museum (in Assen). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, examine the collection at Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum, and explore the world behind art at Huis te Ruurlo.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planning tool .

Fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Oosterbeek, Fries Museum, Mondial Museum, Drents Museum, Singer Laren Museum, Theatre and Sculpture Garden
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Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Airborne Museum Hartenstein ©
Airborne Museum Hartenstein
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Staatliche Antikensammlung and Jewish Museum Munich (Judisches Museum Munchen). Museum-lovers will get to explore Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim and Spielzeugmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Regensburg (Alte Kapelle, Basilika St. Emmeram, & more), St. Maria Himmelfahrt (in Furstenfeldbruck) and St. Maria de Victoria Kirche (in Ingolstadt). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Generals' Hall (Feldherrnhalle), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim, pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche, and explore the world behind art at Michael-Ende-Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich route maker tool .

Fly from Amsterdam to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Regensburg, Oberschleissheim, St. Maria de Victoria Kirche, St. Maria Himmelfahrt
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Burgersaalkirche ©
Burgersaalkirche
Schloss Schleissheim ©
Schloss Schleissheim

5
nights
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.
Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata and La Triennale di Milano will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo and Palazzo Marino. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Piazza Paolo VI (in Brescia) and Rocca Sforzesca (in Soncino). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, and contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Chiaravalle.

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Traveling by flight from Munich to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Piazza Paolo VI, Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, Rocca Sforzesca
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Abbazia di Chiaravalle ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle
La Triennale di Milano ©
La Triennale di Milano

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park and Barrio de Salamanca. Visit Basilica de San Vicente and Castillo de la Mota for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Archaeological Park of Segóbriga (in Saelices), Castillo de Manzanares el Real (in Manzanares el Real) and Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through La Latina, examine the collection at National Anthropology Museum, steep yourself in history at Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

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You can fly from Milan to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Castillo de Manzanares el Real, Archaeological Park of Segóbriga, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Castillo de la Mota ©
Castillo de la Mota

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