18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, thentake in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary site.

Guarulhos, Brazil to Porto is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Guarulhos to Porto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Porto is much colder than Guarulhos - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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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)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon journey site.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lisbon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder site.

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in December, with highs in Madrid at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Barcelona visit website.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, thenexplore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London attractions website.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. December in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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