13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then wander the streets of Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 47°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

few
hours
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in December, you will find days in Luxembourg City are little chillier (42°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). You'll set off for Brussels on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. You will leave for Bruges on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Horta Museum (Musee Horta) ©
Horta Museum (Musee Horta)

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and then wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Venice vacation maker site .

You can fly from Brussels to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 2nd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then take a stroll through Alpiglen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and finally see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Venice to Grindelwald. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Grindelwald to Milan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Milan, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 32°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Nightlife Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

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