24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  18​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
5
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
7
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
nights
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 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Venice, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take a stroll through Trastevere, then examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

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Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, and finally wander the streets of Brera District.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker app .

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and English Church. Let the collections at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Queen Studio Experience capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Chandolin), L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard (in Bourg Saint Pierre) and Aletsch Arena (in Bettmeralp). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Aletsch Arena, L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard, Chateau de Chillon, Queen Studio Experience
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard ©
L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard

2
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim, do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, then admire the landmark architecture of La Neustadt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Thomas, examine the collection at Pixel Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Tomi Ungerer, then explore the world behind art at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and finally see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg road trip tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Strasbourg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Vieille Ville de Turckheim
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Pixel Museum ©
Pixel Museum

5
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 Chateau de Fontainebleau. Step off the beaten path and head to Latin Quarter and Trocadero. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon) and Train a Vapeur du Beauvaisis (in Crevecoeur-le-Grand). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Train a Vapeur du Beauvaisis, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Walt Disney Studios Park and Sea Life. Step off the beaten path and head to Disney Village and Bowling Paxton. It doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Jump City.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marne-la-Vallee travel route planner .

Marne-la-Vallee is very close to Paris. In December, daily temperatures in Marne-la-Vallee can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
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Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Disney Village ©
Disney Village
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

4
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.
Madame Tussauds London has been added to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art and Notting Hill. Let the collections at Wallace Collection and National Gallery capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take a stroll through Westminster, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London itinerary planner.

Take a train from Marne-la-Vallee to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marne-la-Vallee to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

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