22 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

22 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 3 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. In March, Rome is cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery and Westminster. Appreciate the collections at Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, browse the exhibits of Wallace Collection, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Fly from Rome to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to London is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in March: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Shop till you drop at Passeig de Gracia and La Boqueria. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

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Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Alcazar of Segovia and Catedral Primada. Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Church of Santo Tomé (in Toledo) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, discover the deep blue sea with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then attend a concert at Centro Cultural de Belem - CCB, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to 10°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Brasilia.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Brasilia, Brazil

— 3 nights

Capital of Hope

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Metropolitana and Santuario Dom Bosco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial JK and Templo da Boa Vontade. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Pontao do Lago Sul and snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasilia day trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Brasilia in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lisbon to Brasilia. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in March; daily highs in Brasilia reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites · Museums

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.