36 days in Europe Itinerary

36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
8
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip maker app.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fortaleza to Lisbon is 3 hours. Traveling from Fortaleza in December, expect Lisbon to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Zurich takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

5
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach °C and lows reach °C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, walk around Vondelpark, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online travel planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip maker.

Getting from Amsterdam to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Arena di Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

13
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.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Onform London (in Burford). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to London is minus 1 hour. In January in London, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswold Archery, Cotswolds Distillery, Stonehenge, Onform London
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Belém Tower and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

Start your trip to Lisbon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Edinburgh to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. In January, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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