23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  8​h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
You've now added Petit Palais to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Ile Saint-Louis and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fontainebleau, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Museum Plantin-Moretus and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Willebroek to see Fort Breendonk about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and make a trip to Place St. Gery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online travel planner .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort Breendonk, Museum Plantin-Moretus
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and For Freedom Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Belfry of Bruges and Historium Tower. When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, look for gifts at The Bottle Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and don't miss a visit to St Bonifacius Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruges attractions planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

For Freedom Museum, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Louwman Museum The Hague and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Step out of the city life by going to The Amstel and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & Panorama Mesdag). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and see the interesting displays at Micropia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amsterdam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Hague
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche, see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, and then examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, examine the collection at Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, and then wander the streets of Deichstrasse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamburg vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marienkirche, Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Dialog in the Dark ©
Dialog in the Dark
Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You'll explore and learn at Stevns Klint and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Our Saviour's Church and Andelslandsbyen Nyvang. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, make a trip to Stroeget, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Copenhagen trip planner .

Getting from Hamburg to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arken Museum of Modern Art, Stevns Klint, Andelslandsbyen Nyvang
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Stevns Klint ©
Stevns Klint

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