33 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

33 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 3 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Copacabana Beach and Ilha Fiscal. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, stroll around Parque Lage, admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro, and take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro travel planner.

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Rio de Janeiro to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Trastevere. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Rome in 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Vatican City, Italy

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vatican City online vacation planner.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In August in Vatican City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe, take in the exciting artwork at Anna Grazia Perlini Creazioni in Ceramica, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona travel route planner.

Getting from Vatican City to Verona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Vatican City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Verona, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie dell'Accademia and Museo Correr. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and explore the galleries of Ca' d'Oro.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder tool.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Fira, Greece

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Lignos Folklore Museum, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, and finally explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Santorini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum, view the masterpieces at Oria Art Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Vassaltis Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

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You can fly from Venice to Fira in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Fira is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Fira. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Corfu Town, Greece

— 3 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and Capodistrias Museum - Kapodistrias Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tsami Ceramics and Emporion D'artes. Venture out of the city with trips to La Grotta Beach (in Paleokastritsa) and Mavroudis Family Museum and Modern Olive Oil Press (in Vraganiotika). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Corfu, and step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town trip builder website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Corfu Town, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Klassenfeind Gallery. Topography of Terror and Potsdamer Platz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Neues Museum, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Berlin vacation planner.

Fly from Corfu Town to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein. Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Panorama Mesdag & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of Joods Historisch Museum, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online travel route planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. Head to Le Marais and Interiosfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planning app.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

Veneto travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.