31 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

31 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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31 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Guarulhos, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 15​min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
End: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil


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1
night
Guarulhos, Brazil

Guarulhos ©
The most populous Brazilian city not to be a state capital, Guarulhos has developed rapidly in recent years, and gained a reputation as a fun, modern, progressive city.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Internacional Shopping Guarulhos, get outside with Recanto Municipal da Arvore (Bosque Maia), and then browse the different shops at Parque Shopping Maia.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Guarulhos trip itinerary builder site .

Foz do Iguacu to Guarulhos is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Guarulhos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Guarulhos

Outdoors Shopping
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Parque Shopping Maia ©
Parque Shopping Maia
Internacional Shopping Guarulhos ©
Internacional Shopping Guarulhos

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, then admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guarulhos to Lisbon. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and explore the galleries of Dublin Castle.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Lisbon to Dublin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, Dublin is little chillier than Lisbon - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, examine the collection at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), examine the collection at Atomium, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Atomium ©
Atomium

6
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Harderkulm, & more) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rigi, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Brussels to Lucerne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, The Eiger Trail
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

5
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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Rome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, Rome is somewhat warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Rome to Rio de Janeiro by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Rome to Rio de Janeiro. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Rio de Janeiro. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Shopping
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Lapa e Arte ©
Lapa e Arte
Escadaria Selaron ©
Escadaria Selaron

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