56 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

56 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rosario, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
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La Coruna, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 1 night
Bus to Nice, Fly to Lyon
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Leverkusen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get some historical perspective at Chatsworth House and Clayton Hall Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and York City Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: Mompesson’s Well (in Eyam), York (York Minster & York Shambles) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, view the masterpieces at Contemporary Six, and have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manchester trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport and East Midlands Airport. June in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London road trip planning site.

You can fly from Manchester to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rosario.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Rosario, Argentina

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Argentine Flag

Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Children's Museum Alto Rosario, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Basilica Catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, then walk around Parque Nacional a la Bandera, and finally look for gifts at Positano Boulevard.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rosario online driving holiday planner.

Fly from London to Rosario in 20.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Rosario due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rosario when traveling from London in June, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rosario

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Visit Cemiterio de Recoleta and Palacio Barolo for their historical value. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Reserva Natural Urbana in Castelar (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, and visit Calle Defensa.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rosario to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rosario in June since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to La Coruna.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

La Coruna, Spain

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Emilia Pardo Bazan House Museum, enjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte de San Pedro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Barbara Convent, and finally examine the collection at Domus. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Museo Militare Regionale, then see the interesting displays at Castle of San Anton, then make a trip to Praza de Maria Pita, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our La Coruna tour builder website.

Explore your travel options from Buenos Aires to La Coruna with the Route module. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In June, La Coruna is a bit warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in La Coruna

Museums · Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Museu d'Historia de la Joguina (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Coruna to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from La Coruna in June, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 1 night
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, admire the striking features of Place du Palais, then contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then make a trip to Prince's Palace, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Monaco-Ville itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Monaco-Ville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Monaco-Ville are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Lyon, France

— 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Monaco-Ville to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Lyon when traveling from Monaco-Ville in June, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online day trip planner.

Fly from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Paris is slightly colder than Lyon - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Let the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Korenmarkt, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ghent trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Ghent, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Diamond Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Moscow, Russia

— 5 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moscow Kremlin and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Church of the Assumption (in Shchapovo), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and steep yourself in history at Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moscow day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bruges to Moscow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bruges to Moscow due to the time zone difference. In July in Moscow, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 1 night
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), then browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Innsbruck takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich Residenz and Alte Pinakothek will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and BMW Welt. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site in Dachau, approximately Dachau away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, get curious at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, and make a trip to Badenburg Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Innsbruck to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Leverkusen.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Leverkusen, Germany

— 2 nights
Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on the eastern bank of the Rhine. On the 25th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Kirche, then see the interesting displays at Industriemuseum Freudenthaler Sensenhammer, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Panarbora. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Burg, examine the collection at Laurel & Hardy Museum, examine the collection at Neanderthal Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Reformationskirche Hilden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wahner Heide.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leverkusen trip site.

You can fly from Munich to Leverkusen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leverkusen

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips