21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

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21 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Porto Seguro, Brazil
Fly:  21​h
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Porto Seguro, Brazil

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day
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 31st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto holiday planner.

Porto Seguro, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto Seguro to Porto. Traveling from Porto Seguro in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Porto, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Porto

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Museu Serralves ©
Museu Serralves
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website .

Getting from Porto to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Paris due to the time zone difference. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and then admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Paris to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square. On the next day, explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Scrovegni Chapel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder .

Fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihrimah Sultan Camii, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): wander the streets of Monastiraki, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally take a stroll through Plaka. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Athens is minus 1 hour. In August, Athens is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally don't miss a visit to Pantheon.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Fundacio Joan Miro, then stroll around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally explore the galleries of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Bellver Castle, kick back and relax at Calo d'en Pellicer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Illetas Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, then stroll through Cala Tuent, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Muro.

Plan trip to Palma de Mallorca with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Calo d'en Pellicer, Cala Tuent, Playa de Muro, Illetas Beach
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Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

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