12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 1 night
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take a stroll through Le Marais, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder.

Austin, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 47°F and lows are around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Chiado, and finally stop by A Outra Face da Lua. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, hunt for treasures at Feira da Ladra, then take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, and finally make a trip to Rossio Square.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 60°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo

3
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 cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Museu Picasso. Shop till you drop at Passeig de Gracia and Cellarer. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stop by Casa Gispert, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
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.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Pantheon and Palatine Hill make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, look for gifts at Officine Creative Roma, take a stroll through Via Condotti, and kick back and relax at V Lounge Beach Club.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Rome sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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