22 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

22 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get curious at Museu do Amanha, take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca, then kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos and then steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto travel route planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto in 13 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Porto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, things will get a bit cooler in Porto: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 7th (Tue), take a stroll through Bairro Alto, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally visit Alfama. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Belém Tower, then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais.

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Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then visit El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia, see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic, stop by El Born, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker site.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Palazzo Mocenigo. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Piazza San Marco are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's much more to do: visit Cannaregio, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Galleria Borghese. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Vie, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip tool.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in September, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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