17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Natal, Brazil
1
Fortaleza, Brazil
— 1 day
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Sintra, Portugal
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fatima, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
10
Barcelona, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 45​min
11
Fortaleza, Brazil
— 1 night
End: Natal, Brazil

1
day
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fortaleza tour itinerary planner.

Natal to Fortaleza is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Parks Tours
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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Mercado da Ribeira, Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and other attractions. Carmo Archaeological Museum and Museum of National Republican Guard will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jeronimos Monastery and Castelo dos Mouros. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and shop like a local with Rossio Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Lisbon in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fortaleza to Lisbon is 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fortaleza in March, with highs in Lisbon at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

1
day
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Castelo dos Mouros has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros, and then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sintra trip itinerary builder .

Sintra is very close to Lisbon. April in Sintra sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks
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Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner .

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. You will leave for Fatima on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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1
day
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fatima sightseeing planner .

Drive from Lisbon to Fatima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Lisbon on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Fatima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
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Drive from Fatima to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toBarcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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.
Casa Batllo and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Museo Picasso and En construccio. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and explore the world behind art at MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour planner .

Fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Palace of Versailles. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally examine the collection at Atomium. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghent
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

few
hours
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping Museums
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Espais Volart ©
Espais Volart

1
night
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fortaleza tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Fortaleza in 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect nights in Fortaleza to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Parks Tours
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