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: Manaus, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 15​min
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Brasilia, Brazil
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
12
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Lyon, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
14
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manaus, Brazil

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Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
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Manaus to Brasilia is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manaus in December, with highs in Brasilia at 32°C and lows at 22°C. You'll set off for Lisbon on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Brasilia

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Jeronimos Monastery, contemplate the long history of Belém Tower, then make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and finally wander the streets of Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then see the interesting displays at National Tile Museum, then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally make a trip to Santa Justa Lift.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon visit website .

Fly from Brasilia to Lisbon in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Lisbon is 3 hours. In December, Lisbon is colder than Brasilia - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then walk around Retiro Park. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary app .

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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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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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 15th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

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Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

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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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Mala strana, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague sightseeing planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Prague by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get slightly colder in Prague: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the striking features of Rathaus. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vienna trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Vienna, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament. On your second day here, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip site .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On your second day here, browse the collection at Museo Correr, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 29th (Sun), do a tasting at Bertani, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then make a trip to Liston, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Operaforte, stop by The Yellow Peg, explore the world behind art at Museo Canonicale, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Sant'Eufemia.

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Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): hike along The Eiger Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet. On the next day, stop by Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Interlaken travel planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Interlaken takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in December, expect Interlaken to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jungfrau Region, The Eiger Trail
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lyon travel route builder website .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lyon in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. Traveling from Interlaken in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Lyon: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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