36 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

36 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Medellin, Colombia
— 1 night
2
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
6
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights

1
night
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Arte Loft Galeria, admire the masterpieces at H by HDC, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Medellin trip simple and quick.

Los Angeles, USA to Medellin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Medellin reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Arte Loft Galeria ©
Arte Loft Galeria

2
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Vegueta, thenkick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, and then take a stroll through Calle Triana.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas day trip website.

Fly from Medellin to Maspalomas in 18 hours. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Medellin in December, expect nights in Maspalomas to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Un Gato en Bicicleta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barrio Santa Cruz and Catedral de Sevilla. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), get a taste of the local shopping with Delimbo, and make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville travel route builder website.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Seville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Seville is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Maspalomas in December: high temperatures in Seville hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. Head to Passeig de Gracia and La Boqueriafor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and get a taste of the local shopping with Opera Lounge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online journey maker.

Getting from Seville to Barcelona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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
Passeig de Gracia ©
Passeig de Gracia

5
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rue d'Antibes and Avenue Jean Medecin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Musee du Parfum and Atelier Madoura. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Seillans (Atelier de Jiel & The Orange Tree Galerie), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Nice (Galerie LYMPIA, Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of La Croisette, view the masterpieces at Galerie Gabel, browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, and shop like a local with A.I.R. Vallauris.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Cannes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cannes are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, Biot, Aix-en-Provence, Seillans, Le Musee du Parfum
Highlights from your plan
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma or Ravello Arte. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ravello trip builder.

Fly from Cannes to Ravello in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Cannes in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori, Scala, Santa Maria de Olearia, Parrocchia San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Roman Forum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Church of St. Louis of the French. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip website.

Drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in December, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica di San Lorenzo will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, San Francesco, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza delle Erbe and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica di San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Chiesa di San Procolo, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the exciting artwork at ar33studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Visit Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Atomium, and stop by Studio Baxton.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip planning site.

You can fly from Venice to Brussels in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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