16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza, Brazil
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Fortaleza, Brazil

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

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 Dezembro, expect Lisbon to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to PortAventura in Salou--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in Dezembro, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in Dezembro; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then stroll around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In Dezembro, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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