18 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

18 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Salvador, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Arrecife, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
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Civitavecchia, Italy
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema and then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. March in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Salvador.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Salvador, Brazil

— 2 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador trip itinerary tool.

You can take a subway from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. March in Salvador sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Arrecife.

Things to do in Salvador

Shopping · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Arrecife, Spain

— 1 night
Arrecife is a city and municipality in the Canary Islands (Spain) situated in the centre-east of the island of Lanzarote, of which it has been the capital since 1852. On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, view the masterpieces at Galeria de Arte Angel Cabrera, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at El Charco de San Gines.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arrecife trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Salvador to Arrecife with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Salvador to Arrecife is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Salvador in March: high temperatures in Arrecife hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Malaga.

Things to do in Arrecife

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Malaga, Spain

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gravura Taller de Grabado and Mahatma Showroom. For shopping fun, head to Ifergan Collection or Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Ronda (Museo Lara, Scott Simpson Fine Art, &more). There's still lots to do: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and explore the world behind art at Colección del Museo Ruso.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planner.

Fly from Arrecife to Malaga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Arrecife to Malaga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arrecife in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Malaga, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Head to La Boqueria and Passeig de Graciafor plenty of shopping. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Malaga to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Malaga in March: highs in Barcelona hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Cannes, France

— 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Head to La Croisette and Lavallie Bijoux et Joailleriefor plenty of shopping. Avenue Jean Medecin and Rue d'Antibes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Nice (Vieille Ville & Promenade des Anglais). There's still lots to do: pick up some local products at Marche Forville, delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands, and get a taste of the local shopping with Centre d'Art du Verre PIERINI.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Cannes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Cannes, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

Genoa, Italy

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 27th (Sat), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Rattopennugo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, stop by Il Coffee Shop di Genova, then get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and finally take a stroll through Boccadasse.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip planner.

Getting from Cannes to Genoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:

La Spezia, Italy

— 2 nights
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, examine the collection at Museo Del Sigillo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Reggio, then take a stroll around Vernazza, and finally stop by Fannys Bazar. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Enoteca la Civilta del Bere e Altro, walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Spezia holiday planning tool.

Getting from Genoa to La Spezia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Genoa in March, La Spezia is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Civitavecchia.

Things to do in La Spezia

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Civitavecchia, Italy

Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Terme Taurine, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, and then admire the striking features of Palazzo Vitelleschi.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Civitavecchia road trip planning website.

You can take a train from La Spezia to Civitavecchia in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Civitavecchia are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Civitavecchia

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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