18 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

18 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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18 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza, Brazil
1
Natal, Brazil
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Fortaleza, Brazil

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Natal, Brazil

Natal ©
The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ponta Negra Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Natal trip itinerary planning app .

Fortaleza to Natal is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fortaleza in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Natal, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Natal

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ponta Negra Beach ©
Ponta Negra Beach

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Belém Tower, make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, and take in the views from 25 de Abril Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Natal to Lisbon in 10 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Natal to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Natal in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then don't miss a visit to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve - Theme Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Albufeira holiday builder app .

You can drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Albufeira

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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Zoomarine Algarve ©
Zoomarine Algarve
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

2
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online attractions planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Albufeira to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albufeira to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Step out of Nice with an excursion to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay--about 56 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) in some colorful company at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Marineland
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Ibiza Town is known for beaches, nightlife, historic sites, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Catamaran Ibiza Charteralia, have fun at Kentucky Derby, tour the water at your own pace with Halo Luxury - Alquiler de Barcos, and take a memorable tour with Moloko Luxury.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nice to Ibiza Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Ibiza, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Kentucky Derby
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Ibiza Boat Hire ©
Ibiza Boat Hire
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, browse the exhibits of Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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