50 days in South America, Asia & Europe Itinerary

50 days in South America, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 9 nights
Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Menaggio
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Menaggio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Varenna, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Edinburgh Airport
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— 20 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

— 1 night
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Plaza Sarmiento, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Islita.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary planning site.

Boston, USA to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Parque Municipal Llao Llao. When in San Carlos de Bariloche, make a side trip to see Berlina Patagonia Brewery in Colonia Suiza, approximately Colonia Suiza away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trek along Sendero de los Arrayanes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, and shop like a local with Bosque Neon.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planner.

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

El Chalten, Argentina

— 2 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Spa Yaten, then take in the awesome beauty at Amanecer en El Chalten, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre, and finally get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature · Parks · Spas · Wildlife

El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 nights
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then try your luck at Casino Club - Calafate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Avenida Libertador, then explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip planner.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bahia Lapataia and Glaciar Martial. Step out of Ushuaia with an excursion to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Vinciguerra, push the limits with an extreme tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia journey planning site.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 39°F in Ushuaia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 9 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saadiyat Beach Club and Corniche Beach. Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 20th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Qasr Al Watan, make a trip to The Corniche, wander the streets of Masdar City, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Abu Dhabi takes 30 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ushuaia to Abu Dhabi. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in April; daily highs in Abu Dhabi reach 94°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Menaggio.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Menaggio, Italy

— 1 night
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. The Roman conquest culminated with the construction of a road called the Via Regina.Menaggio was a walled city. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Marta, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, then play a few rounds at Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, and finally take a stroll through Menaggio.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Menaggio vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Abu Dhabi to Menaggio. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Menaggio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in April, things will get much colder in Menaggio: highs are around 66°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Menaggio

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Varenna, Italy

— 3 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa Monastero and I Giardini di Villa Melzi. Explore Varenna's surroundings by going to Chiuro (Nino Negri, Cantina Aldo Rainoldi, &more) and Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo & La Punta Spartivento). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Varenna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Menaggio to Varenna takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Varenna can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Varenna

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 20 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lindisfarne Priory and St Aiden Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Letham Glen (in Leven), Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol) and St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Killiecrankie. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre, step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, and steep yourself in history at Traquair House & Brewery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varenna to Edinburgh. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Varenna in April, with highs in Edinburgh at 53°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Patagonia travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."