39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 29 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Paris, France


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29
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder website.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen, Honfleur, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally make a trip to Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bruges day trip planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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 5th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, then wander the streets of Alfama, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bruges to Lisbon in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bruges to Lisbon. In December, Lisbon is a bit warmer than Bruges - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
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.
On the 7th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker site.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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