26 days in Europe Itinerary

26 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
train:  4 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and Potsdamer Platz. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Neubrandenburg (Tollensefluss, Stargarder Tor, &more), Oder-Neisse-Radweg (in Frankfurt (Oder)) and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Berlin, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Neubrandenburg, Oder-Neisse-Radweg, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Change things up with a short trip to Reptile House De Aarde in Breda (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, gain interesting insight with Flying Dutch Boats, make a trip to Museum Quarter, and visit Red Light District.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Reptile House De Aarde
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Graslei and Korenlei and 2be Beer Wall. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more) and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Atomium, and don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, visit Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
The British Museum and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), Brighton (North Laine & Gustamps) and St Andrew's Church (in Alfriston). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and wander the streets of Greenwich.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip maker tool.

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Winchester Cathedral, Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, St Andrew's Church
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Greenwich ©
Greenwich
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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