17 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

17 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Vienna, Austria
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Goethe House, explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally get engrossed in the history at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg). Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Romer, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, then snap pictures at Iron Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary builder website.

New Delhi, India to Frankfurt is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Frankfurt due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Frankfurt: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, and examine the collection at Topography of Terror.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin route planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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 14th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace and then make a trip to Haus der Musik Wien. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Albertina, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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

Fly from Zurich to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 6 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Step out of Sao Paulo to go to Aparecida and see National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Parque Ibirapuera, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, engage your brain at Museu Catavento, and get a taste of the local shopping with Paulista Avenue.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Sao Paulo takes 17.5 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Vienna to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in August, you will find days in Sao Paulo are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.