25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da ursa and Praia do Magoito. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museum of National Republican Guard. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Castelo dos Mouros). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect Lisbon to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sintra
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The Best Portugal ©
The Best Portugal
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally examine the collection at Lope de Vega Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid route site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de La Barceloneta and L'illa Roja. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Tossa de Mar (Playa Santa Maria de Llorell, Platja mar menuda, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Port Bo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Platja Port Bo, L'illa Roja
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
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.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, stop by Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Munich, Germany

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.
Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek. Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in October, things will get slightly colder in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Munich

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Atomium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Minnewater Lake, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Brussels takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Bruges
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Zandvoort aan Zee and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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