36 days in South America, Europe & Asia Itinerary

36 days in South America, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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36 days in South America, Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
1
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
2
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
— 6 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  21​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
5
Pamplona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Santiago, Chile

5
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Santiago is known for parks, museums, shopping, historic sites, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), ponder the world of politics at La Moneda, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Santiago vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Belo Horizonte.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

6
nights
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Belo Horizonte ©
Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belo Horizonte: Ouro Preto (Museum of Betrayal, Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), & more) and Inhotim (in Brumadinho). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, explore the world behind art at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale, have fun at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto, and admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Sao Francisco De Assis.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Belo Horizonte road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Belo Horizonte takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Brasilia Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Belo Horizonte

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ouro Preto, Inhotim
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Inhotim ©
Inhotim
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte ©
Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte
Praca da Liberdade ©
Praca da Liberdade

9
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Jesuitenkirche, & more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Hohematte Park, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum.

To plan Zurich vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Belo Horizonte to Zurich with the Route module. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Zurich, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in August, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Schynige Platte
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka), Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) (in Kamakura) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Urayasu). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour planner.

Getting from Zurich to Tokyo by flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in August; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pamplona.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kōtoku-in, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo DisneySea
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Get out of town with these interesting Pamplona side-trips: San Sebastian - Donostia (Parte Vieja, Monte Urgull, & more). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Urbasa Andia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pamplona trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokyo to Pamplona. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Pamplona is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tokyo in September since evenings lows in Pamplona dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pamplona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
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Parque Natural Urbasa Andia ©
Parque Natural Urbasa Andia
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Food Tours

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