24 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

24 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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24 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  17 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h
6
Vendome, France
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
7
Boulder, United States
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Place Dauphine, Berthillon, Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, and other attractions. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
On the 20th (Sun), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Rio Douro, take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, then browse the collection at Livraria Lello, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Porto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Porto due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, then snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Vendome, France

Vendome ©
Vendôme is a town in central France and is a subprefecture of the department of Loir-et-Cher. On the 25th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vendome, stroll through Plessis Sasnieres Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Chateau of Talcy, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Le Chateau des Enigmes. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de la Trinite, then look for gifts at Aux produits d’Espagne, then contemplate the long history of Commanderie Templiere d'Arville, and finally get to know the resident critters at Parc Zoologique de Pescheray.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vendome road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Lisbon to Vendome with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In October, Vendome is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vendome

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Commanderie Templiere d'Arville, Chateau of Talcy, Chateau de Courtanvaux, Le Chateau des Enigmes, Parc Zoologique de Pescheray
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Abbaye de la Trinite ©
Abbaye de la Trinite
Chateau de Courtanvaux ©
Chateau de Courtanvaux
Plessis Sasnieres Garden ©
Plessis Sasnieres Garden

2
nights
Boulder, United States

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Get out of town with these interesting Boulder side-trips: Loveland (Colorado Cherry Company & Benson Park Sculpture Garden), Coors Brewery (in Golden) and New Belgium Brewing (in Fort Collins). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons, make a trip to Pearl Street Mall, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company, and walk around Colorado Chautauqua: Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boulder online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vendome to Boulder. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Vendome in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Boulder, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Loveland, New Belgium Brewing Company, Coors Brewery
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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