44 days in Europe Itinerary

44 days in Europe Itinerary

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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
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + 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, The Netherlands
— 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.
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Palacio Nacional de Mafra and National Museum of Ancient Art. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Castelo de Tomar (in Tomar) and Museu Nacional Ferroviario (in Entroncamento). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Sagrado Coracao de Jesus, and admire the landmark architecture of Panteao Nacional.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel planning app.

Recife, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Recife to Lisbon is 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Recife in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomar, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Museu Nacional Ferroviario
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
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.
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.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. 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.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados ©
Igreja de Santo Antonio dos Congregados
MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto ©
MMIPO - Museu da Misericordia do Porto

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mosteiro de Sao Martinho de Tibaes and Arco da Porta Nova. You'll explore and learn at Museu dos Biscainhos and Museu da Imagem. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Braga: Ponte da Barca (in Geraz do Minho), Castelo de Chaves (in Chaves) and Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia (in Amares). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Citania de Briteiros, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja e Convento do Populo, make a trip to Biscaínhos Museum Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Conceicao.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Braga trip planner.

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

Things to do in Braga

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ponte da Barca, Citania de Briteiros, Castelo de Chaves, Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt and Parroquia Purisima Concepcion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Vicens and Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva) and Circ Roma (in Tarragona). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, examine the collection at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, get engrossed in the history at MUHBA Oliva Artes, and have some family-friendly fun at Enigmik Escape Room.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona route site.

Getting from Braga to Barcelona by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Braga to Barcelona is 1 hour. 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 Fun & Games

Side Trips

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats, Circ Roma
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Colonia Guell  Gaudi Crypt ©
Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats ©

1
night
Sant Julia de Loria, Andorra

Sant Julia de Loria ©
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.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, 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

Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, Sant Serni de Nagol Church, Museum of Electricity
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Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Irish Military War Museum & Family Park. Get some historical perspective at The Mill at Avoca Village and Hore Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Patrick's Church (in Enniskerry) and Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (in Dalkey). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, enjoy the sea views from Poolbeg Lighthouse, and admire the striking features of Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip maker.

Getting from Sant Julia de Loria to Dublin by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Patrick's Church, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, The Mill at Avoca Village, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Hore Abbey
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum and Royal Academy of Arts. You'll explore and learn at Sir John Soane's Museum and Clink Prison Museum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Musical Museum, wander the streets of Chinatown, explore the different monuments and memorials at Highgate Cemetery, and get your game on at The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up 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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Highgate Cemetery ©
Highgate Cemetery
The Musical Museum ©
The Musical Museum
Sir John Soane's Museum ©
Sir John Soane's Museum

5
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.
Visit Airborne Cemetery and Kasteel Doorwerth for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein and Huis te Ruurlo. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Drents Museum (in Assen), Fries Museum (in Leeuwarden) and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) (in Utrecht). There's more to do: examine the collection at Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum and identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Amsterdam route planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. 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, Mondial Museum, Huis te Ruurlo, Drents Museum, Singer Laren Museum, Theatre and Sculpture Garden
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Airborne Museum at Hartenstein ©
Airborne Museum at Hartenstein
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery
Huis te Ruurlo ©
Huis te Ruurlo

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.
Visit Burgersaalkirche and Schloss Schleissheim for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim and Heiliggeistkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: St. Maria Himmelfahrt (in Furstenfeldbruck), Regensburg (Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, Basilika St. Emmeram, &more) and St. Maria de Victoria Kirche (in Ingolstadt). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Bavarian National Museum, steep yourself in history at Feldherrnhalle, admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Antikensammlung, and see the interesting displays at Michael-Ende-Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planning app.

You can 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 a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -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

Regensburg, Oberschleissheim, St. Maria Himmelfahrt, St. Maria de Victoria Kirche
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
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Heiliggeistkirche ©
Heiliggeistkirche
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim ©
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim
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.
Let the collections at Museo Teatrale alla Scala and Museo Pieta Rondanini capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbazia di Chiaravalle and Palazzo Marino. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocca Sforzesca (in Soncino), Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi) and Piazza Paolo VI (in Brescia). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano, examine the collection at La Triennale di Milano, admire the striking features of San Fedele Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Munich to Milan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rocca Sforzesca, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, Piazza Paolo VI
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Abbazia di Chiaravalle ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle
Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata ©
Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano ©
Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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 Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de San Vicente and Castillo de la Mota. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo de Manzanares el Real (in Manzanares el Real), Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Sepulveda) and Archaeological Park of Segóbriga (in Saelices). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Sabatini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. 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

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Castillo de Manzanares el Real, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Archaeological Park of Segóbriga, Castillo de la Mota
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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Archaeological Park of Segóbriga ©
Archaeological Park of Segóbriga
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon

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