18 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

18 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Bus to Conceição de Jacareí, Ferry to Ilha Grande
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Ilha Grande, Brazil
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London itinerary planner.

Cuiaba, Brazil to London is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 4 hours. Traveling from Cuiaba in March, things will get colder in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris route maker.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens online road trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome visit site.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in April since evenings lows in Rome dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, then stroll through Praia de Ipanema, and then pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

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Fly from Rome to Rio de Janeiro in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Rome to Rio de Janeiro. While traveling from Rome, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Rio de Janeiro, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Ilha Grande.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Ilha Grande, Brazil

— 3 nights
A tumultuous and unsavory history has kept Ilha Grande relatively undeveloped and free of the trappings of the modern world.
Ilha Grande is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Parnaioca Beach, stroll through Maguariquecaba Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Papagaio.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ilha Grande trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Ilha Grande can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ilha Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.