20 days in Europe Itinerary

20 days in Europe Itinerary

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20 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of Red Light District, and take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Amsterdam, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Take a break from the city and head to 4x4 Bohemia Inspiring Tours and Devil's Channel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jewish Museum in Prague and Old Jewish Cemetery. There's lots more to do: get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague, head outdoors with Vojanovy Sady, and wander the streets of Castle District.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Prague is slightly colder than Amsterdam - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Vojanovy Sady ©
Vojanovy Sady
Stary zidovsky Hrbitov
Stary zidovsky Hrbitov
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace

4
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.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Île de la Cité and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Prague to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Prague in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
On the 4th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Palacio de Raxoi, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, then make a trip to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, and finally examine the collection at Museo do Pobo Galego. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Quintana, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fervenza do Toxa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monte do Gozo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Paris to Santiago de Compostela in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santiago de Compostela, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fervenza do Toxa
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Monte do Gozo ©
Monte do Gozo
Museo do Pobo Galego ©
Museo do Pobo Galego

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from the city and head to Nosso Tejo and Lisbon by Boat. Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Guincho Beach (in Cascais), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Praia da ursa (in Sintra). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Me Up, explore the historical opulence of Palacio Nacional de Mafra, and take a stroll through Alfama.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in January; daily highs in Lisbon reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sintra, Guincho Beach, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Cabo da Roca
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Praia da ursa ©
Praia da ursa
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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