19 days in Spain, Germany & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Germany & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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19 days in Spain, Germany & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 4 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Onati, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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4
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and steep yourself in history at Parque Lage.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will enjoy Parc Guell and Magic Fountain (Font Magica). Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona is 4 hours. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Onati.

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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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night
Onati, Spain

Onati ©
Oñati is a town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in the north of Spain. On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Aranzazu, head outdoors with Cuevas de Onati-Arrikrutz, then don't miss a visit to Universidad de Sancti Spiritus desde la Oficina de Turismo de Onati, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Onati trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barcelona to Onati. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for little chillier nights in Onati, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Onati

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Attractions like Zoo Berlin and AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berlin holiday site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Onati to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Cologne.

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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 19th (Fri), make a splash at Burscheider Bad, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Berlin to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

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Burscheider Bad
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Burscheider Bad ©
Burscheider Bad
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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