24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  19​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
5
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
7
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 14th (Sat), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take a stroll through Dorsoduro. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Venice to be colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palazzo dei Diamanti, La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take a stroll through Via Condotti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Campo de' Fiori, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome holiday maker website .

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Brera District, get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker app .

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Brera District ©
Brera District
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Gornergrat. Appreciate the collections at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux) and Saas-Fee (Swiss Ski School Saas Fee & Saas Fee Ski Resort). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip builder .

You can take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saas-Fee, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Queen Studio Experience, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, see the interesting displays at Le Vaisseau, contemplate the long history of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Thomas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Zermatt to Strasbourg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. December in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort De Schoenenbourg, Manufacture Royale d'Armes Blanches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Fort De Schoenenbourg ©
Fort De Schoenenbourg

5
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.
Visiting Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité will get you outdoors. Eiffel Tower and The Army Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chateau de Chantilly in Chantilly City--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, see the interesting displays at Musee Marmottan Monet, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Chantilly
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Walt Disney Studios Park and Sea Life. Step off the beaten path and head to Champagne F. Lemaire and Eglise Saint Martin. Take a break from Marne-la-Vallee with a short trip to Cathedrale Saint-Etienne in Meaux, about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Disney Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marne-la-Vallee travel route planner .

Marne-la-Vallee is very close to Paris. In December, daily temperatures in Marne-la-Vallee can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedrale Saint-Etienne, Champagne F. Lemaire, Eglise Saint Martin
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Champagne F. Lemaire ©
Champagne F. Lemaire
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

4
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.
Madame Tussauds London has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Natural History Museum. Let the collections at The Mary Rose Museum and National Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from London with a short trip to IWM Duxford in Duxford, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Marne-la-Vallee to London in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marne-la-Vallee to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, IWM Duxford
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The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford

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