17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza, Brazil
1
Fortaleza, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + train:  14​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Fortaleza, Brazil


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1
night
Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza ©
They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
On the 18th (Sun), look for gifts at Mercado Central de Fortaleza, stroll through Praia de Futuro, and then take in the waterfront at Espigao da Av. Desembargador Moreira.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fortaleza trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Pinto Martins International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Praia de Futuro ©
Praia de Futuro

3
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.
Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Beer Planetfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: make a trip to Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Fortaleza to Brussels in 14 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Fortaleza to Brussels. Traveling from Fortaleza in August, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (25°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Tours Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Beer Planet ©
Beer Planet

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at ARTIS and Park Frankendael. Head to Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Marketfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, stroll through Vondelpark, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein

3
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.
Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Kayaking & Canoeing
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Île de la Cité. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and stroll through Ile Saint-Louis.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

few
hours
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle and then stroll through Frankfurt Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt/Main).

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt tour planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Zoo Frankfurt ©
Zoo Frankfurt
Kleinmarkthalle ©
Kleinmarkthalle

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