24 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

24 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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24 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tavira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hvar, Croatia
— 2 nights
9
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 7th (Fri), walk around Ibirapuera Park, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then explore the world behind art at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, and then get your game on at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sao Paulo online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR ©
Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and examine the collection at National Tile Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Lisbon in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lisbon. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Sao Paulo in May, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 12th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos. Keep things going the next day: stop by Souvenir da Luz, then get all the equipment you need at The Way Tours - Day Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barranco das Canas Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos travel planner .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Lagos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barranco das Canas Beach, The Way Tours, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
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The Way Tours ©
The Way Tours
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade ©
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade

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nights
Tavira, Portugal

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): putt your heart out at Tavira Mini Golf Fun Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Ria Formosa, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Costabeach Tavira Island and Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Igreja do Antigo Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Drive from Lagos to Tavira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Tavira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tavira

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Olhao
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ria Formosa ©
Ria Formosa

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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: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Tavira to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tavira to Barcelona. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome online route maker .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and then explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, look for all kinds of wild species at Marjan Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Split tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Split can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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nights
Hvar, Croatia

The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 24th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Franciscan Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hvar trip planner .

Getting from Split to Hvar by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Speed Boats Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rector's Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Dubrovnik Boat Rentals, and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, walk around Retiro Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid route planning app .

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Madrid in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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