18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Recife, Brazil
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
3
Bolzano, Italy
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
4
Trento, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Recife, Brazil

1
night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Schönbrunn Palace, and then examine the collection at Albertina.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planner .

Recife, Brazil to Vienna is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Recife in December, expect Vienna to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Albertina ©
Albertina

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary website .

Fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Salzburg sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -1°C at night. You'll set off for Bolzano on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Parks Tours
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hours
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

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Traveling by car from Salzburg to Bolzano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bolzano, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Trento.

Things to do in Bolzano

Museums
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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

few
hours
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Trento trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Bolzano to Trento in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bolzano in December, things will get a bit cooler in Trento: highs are around -3°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Trento

Childrens Museums Museums
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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Trento to Verona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Trento in December; daily highs in Verona reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. You will leave for Florence on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Verona

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence visit planning site .

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in December, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

Getting from Rome to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, stroll through St. James's Park, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London travel route planning site .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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