35 days in South America & United States Itinerary

35 days in South America & United States Itinerary

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35 days in South America & United States Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
6
Houston, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Austin, United States
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
8
Dallas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Denver, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
10
Princeton, United States
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Milan, Italy

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tombo Beach and Mosteiro De Sao Bento. Step out of the city life by going to Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach and Pitangueiras beach. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Guaruja (Asturias Beach & Praia de Pernambuco). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at São Paulo Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Solomon, get engrossed in the history at Museu do Som e Imagem - MIS, and admire the striking features of Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip maker site .

Milan, Italy to Sao Paulo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Brasilia Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Sao Paulo hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Guaruja
Highlights from your plan
Tombo Beach ©
Tombo Beach
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach ©
Pernambuco e do Mar Casado Beach
Praia de Pernambuco ©
Praia de Pernambuco

3
nights
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ecomuseu de Itaipu and Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab. Discover out-of-the-way places like Devil's Throat and Bela Vista Biological Refuge. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the sky in a new way at Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho, and don't miss a visit to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu day trip planning app .

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Devil's Throat ©
Devil's Throat
Bela Vista Biological Refuge ©
Bela Vista Biological Refuge

5
nights
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sao Pellegrino Church and Metropolitan Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Casa do Colono and Igreja Matriz de Cristo Rei. Explore Porto Alegre's surroundings by going to Igreja Gabriel (in Igrejinha), Tres Coroas (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple) and Igreja Evangelica de Confissao Luterana Sao Joao de Canela (in Canela). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario N S do Caravaggio, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Bento Church, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and do a tasting at Vinicola Torcello.

To plan Porto Alegre vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Foz do Iguacu to Porto Alegre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bento Goncalves, Gramado, Farroupilha, Nova Petropolis, Sao Pellegrino Church
Highlights from your plan
Sao Pellegrino Church ©
Sao Pellegrino Church
Casa do Colono ©
Casa do Colono
Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple ©

3
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Visiting Balneario Kiyu and El Rosedal will get you outdoors. Catedral de Montevideo and Iglesia de las Carmelitas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Playa Costa Azul Canelones (in Costa Azul). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, get great views at Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and explore the historical opulence of Pittamiglio's Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo trip planner .

You can fly from Porto Alegre to Montevideo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Porto Alegre in January since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Costa Azul Canelones, Balneario Kiyu, Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Playa Costa Azul Canelones ©
Playa Costa Azul Canelones
Catedral de Montevideo ©
Catedral de Montevideo
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de la Plata and Palermo Soho. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Catedral Metropolitana. Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral de San Isidro (in San Isidro) and Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, and steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires travel route builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Basilica de Lujan, Catedral de San Isidro, Catedral de la Plata
Highlights from your plan
Palermo Soho ©
Palermo Soho
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro

2
nights
Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: La Porte (San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site & Battleship Texas State Historic Site) and The Seawall (in Galveston). There's lots more to do: get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, and take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Houston takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in January, with highs in Houston at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, La Porte
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

3
nights
Austin, United States

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Popular historic sites such as Gruene Historic District and Radha Madhav Dham are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Hamilton Pool Preserve and Natural Bridge Caverns. Venture out of the city with trips to Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet) and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (in Fredericksburg). There's much more to do: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Bonnell, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin holiday planning tool .

Drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Austin when traveling from Houston in January, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Natural Bridge Caverns, Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District

3
nights
Dallas, United States

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Fort Worth Botanic Garden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grapevine Historic Main Street District and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Sundance Square). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Nasher Sculpture Center, and wander the streets of Bishop Arts District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dallas travel site .

Traveling by bus from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace, Grapevine Historic Main Street District
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

6
nights
Denver, United States

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Denver Union Station and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Denver Botanic Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Breckenridge (Blue River Sports & Breckenridge Nordic Center), Mother Cabrini Shrine (in Golden) and Frisco (Frisco Historic Park and Museum & Frisco Adventure Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, examine the collection at Denver Firefighters Museum, get to know the fascinating history of 16th Street Mall, and get engrossed in the history at History Colorado Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip app .

You can fly from Dallas to Denver in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in January; daily highs in Denver reach 7°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Princeton.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden, Breckenridge, Frisco, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

1
day
Princeton, United States

Princeton ©
Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Princeton University Chapel and then explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Princeton vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Denver to Princeton takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Princeton. When traveling from Denver in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Princeton: temperatures range from 4°C by day to -5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Princeton

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton University Chapel ©
Princeton University Chapel

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