34 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

34 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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34 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
6
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Orlando, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome due to the time zone difference. In December, Rome is much colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, Milan is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder website .

Getting from Milan to Zurich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in December, you will find days in Zurich are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

5
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

6
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Fly from London to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

7
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
When in Orlando, make a side trip to see The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, laugh and play at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Discovery Cove.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando travel route builder .

Getting from New York City to Orlando by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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