22 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

22 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
2
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights

1
night
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get curious at Museu do Amanha, take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca, thenkick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Rio de Janeiro are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Morro da Urca ©
Morro da Urca
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, thengo for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and finally explore the activities along Douro River.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porto online visit planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Porto is 3 hours. In September, Porto is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©
Torre dos Clerigos ©
Torre dos Clerigos

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 7th (Tue), take a stroll through Bairro Alto, thentake an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally visit Alfama. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Belém Tower, thenstep into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Cascais.

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Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Quinta da Regaleira, Centro Historico de Cascais
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Alfama ©
Alfama
Bairro Alto ©
Bairro Alto

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, thendon't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then visit El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia, see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic, stop by El Born, thencontemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker site.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
El Born ©
El Born

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Orangerie, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thensteep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Palazzo Mocenigo. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Piazza delle Erbe are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Cannaregio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

Start your trip to Venice by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Galleria Borghese. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Vie, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip tool.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in September, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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