56 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

56 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Roubaix, France
— 1 night
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Charleroi, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Montevideo
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Biel
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Biel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Reims, France

— 2 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, then do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, and then steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Remi. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, browse the exhibits of Museum of the Surrender, don't miss a visit to Palais du Tau, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, and finally see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Reims online trip itinerary maker.

Paris to Reims is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Reims, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Roubaix.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Roubaix, France

— 1 night
Roubaix is a city in Northern France, located in the Lille metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Bouvines, get engrossed in the history at Forum Antique de Bavay, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre-Dame du Saint-Cordon, and finally examine the collection at La Manufacture. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Christophe, then don't miss a visit to Cimetiere de Roubaix, then examine the collection at Musee La Piscine, and finally look for gifts at Le Grand Bassin.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Roubaix road trip planner.

You can drive from Reims to Roubaix in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Roubaix can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Charleroi.

Things to do in Roubaix

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Charleroi, Belgium

— 2 nights
Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Le Bois du Cazier, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Photographie, then contemplate the long history of Memorial Waterloo 1815, and finally steep yourself in history at Passage de la Bourse - Charleroi. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Dinant, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Maredsous, and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleroi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Roubaix to Charleroi in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Charleroi

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Grand Place. Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge & Belfry of Bruges) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brussels road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Charleroi to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nijmegen.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Let the collections at Kroller-Muller Museum and muZIEum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Airborne Cemetery and St. John's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nijmegen: Arnhem (Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Arnhem Central Station, &more), Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk) and Den Bosch (Noordbrabants Museum & Het Bossche Broek). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel, make a trip to Grote Markt, admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Latijnse School Nijmegen uit 1544, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stevenskerk.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nijmegen online trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Nijmegen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Heerenveen.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heerenveen, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Heerenveen is a town and municipality in the province of Friesland (Fryslan), in the north of the Netherlands.HistoryThe town was established in 1551 by three lords as a location for the purpose of digging peat which was used for fuel, hence the name (heer is "lord", veen is "peat"). Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fries Scheepvaart Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613, then stroll through Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, steep yourself in history at UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal, then examine the collection at Museum Belvedere, and finally see the interesting displays at Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum).

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You can drive from Nijmegen to Heerenveen in 2 hours. Traveling from Nijmegen in June, expect nights in Heerenveen to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Heerenveen

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Kijk-Kubus (in Rotterdam) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Grote Markt, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lentevreugd, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Heerenveen to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Nyhavn and Kastellet will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, visit Stroeget, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Let the collections at Den Gamle By and Moesgaard Museum capture your imagination. Helligaandskirken and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Aarhus to go to Give and see Givskud Zoo, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso, pause for some serene contemplation at Fredenskirken, look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Viby Kirke.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip builder app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Liverpool.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Conwy Castle and Liverpool Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford), Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). There's lots more to do: stroll through Predator Experience, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at St.John's Gardens, and learn more about the world around you at World Museum.

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You can fly from Aarhus to Liverpool in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Aarhus to Liverpool, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes and Pocitos. You'll explore and learn at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and 1972 Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montevideo: Punta Ballena (Playa Punta Ballena & Playa Solanas). The adventure continues: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, visit Ciudad Vieja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Sagrado Corazon, and explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Liverpool to Montevideo. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Liverpool in July: high temperatures in Montevideo hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Biel.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Biel, Switzerland

— 3 nights
International Museum of Watches and Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hallwyl Castle and Chateau de Neuchatel. Get out of town with these interesting Biel side-trips: Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Schloss Lenzburg (in Lenzburg).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Biel tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Montevideo to Biel with the Route module. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Montevideo in July, with highs in Biel at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Biel

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Let the collections at Chaplin's World and Collection de l'Art Brut capture your imagination. Chateau de Chillon and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Lausanne's surroundings by going to Riserva naturale Les Grangettes (in Villeneuve) and Gruyeres (HR Giger Museum & Gruyeres Castle). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Lausanne, and get to know the fascinating history of Escaliers du Marche.

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Getting from Biel to Lausanne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile will appeal to museum buffs. Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Turin to go to Aosta and see Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Sabauda, explore the world behind art at The Art of the Brick, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Risorgimento.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turin trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turin are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Modena, Italy

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at "La Galleria. Collezione e Archivio Storico" di BPER Banca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally identify plant and animal life at Salse di Nirano. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and then see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Modena vacation planner.

You can drive from Turin to Modena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Modena, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 25th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Volerie des Aigles. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, wander the streets of La Petite France, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and finally don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg trip builder app.

Getting from Modena to Strasbourg by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Modena in July; daily highs in Strasbourg reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips