25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Porto, Portugal

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto holiday planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Porto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in January; daily highs in Porto reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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3
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Paris, France

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in January, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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2
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Atomium, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
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2
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and finally examine the collection at Topography of Terror. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Chora Museum and Rumeli Fortress will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Suleymaniye Cami and Istanbul Modern. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, and visit Ortakoy.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul route app.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Berlin to Istanbul. January in Istanbul sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Albertina. Your inner history buff will appreciate Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Vienna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Siena and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence route planning site.

Getting from Vienna to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in January, with highs in Florence at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome route planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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