18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
4
Herning, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Cascais, Portugal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Gueux, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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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.
On the 11th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

Plan my day in London using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 19°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kinderboerderij Gliphoeve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam planning tool .

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Herning.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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nights
Herning, Denmark

Herning ©
Herning is a Danish city in Region Midtjylland, on the Jutland peninsula. Take a break from the city and head to Praestbjerg Naturcenter and Marbaek-Omraadet. Get some cultural insight at Bundsbaek Moelle and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalkgruben Monsted (in Stoholm), Noerreskoven (in Esbjerg) and Dollerup bakker (in Viborg). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Soby Brunkulslejer.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Herning driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Copenhagen to Herning in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Herning are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Herning

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Viborg, Esbjerg, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Bundsbaek Moelle
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Praestbjerg Naturcenter ©
Praestbjerg Naturcenter
Noerreskoven ©
Noerreskoven
Marbaek-Omraadet ©
Marbaek-Omraadet

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You've now added Equides Club to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra - Caves Monastery and Saint Sophia Cathedral. St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery and St. Volodymyr's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, see the interesting displays at Mykola Syadristy Microminiatures Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kiev trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Kiev takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Kiev is 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, expect Kiev to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cascais.

Things to do in Kiev

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery ©
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

3
nights
Cascais, Portugal

Cascais ©
A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Visiting Cabo da Roca and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Quinta da Regaleira and Park and National Palace of Pena. Explore Cascais' surroundings by going to Sintra (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuário da Peninha, get great views at Santuario da Peninha, and take in the dramatic natural features at Boca do Inferno.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cascais trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Cascais takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kiev to Cascais. In May, daily temperatures in Cascais can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gueux.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sintra, Colares
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

2
nights
Gueux, France

Gueux ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Hotel Le Vergeur Museum. Visit Palais du Tau and Basilique Saint-Remi for their historical value. Explore Gueux's surroundings by going to Abbaye de Vauclair (in Bouconville-Vauclair) and Caverne du Dragon (in Oulches-la-Vallee-Foulon).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gueux road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cascais to Gueux. Traveling from Cascais to Gueux, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gueux

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Reims, Abbaye de Vauclair, Caverne du Dragon
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

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