58 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

58 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Start: Varese, Italy
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  6 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
5
Bogota, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 45 min
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
12
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
13
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
15
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
End: Varese, Italy

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (Old Church, Nieuwe Kerk, &more), Haarlem (De Vishal & Grote Markt) and The Hague (De Mesdag Collection, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: get curious at NEMO Science Museum, admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, stroll the grounds of Zorgvlied Cemetery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

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

Varese, Italy to Amsterdam is an approximately 5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Varese in September, with highs in Amsterdam at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Delft, The Hague, Haarlem
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Graslei and Korenlei. When in Bruges, make a side trip to see Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, approximately Ghent away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and browse the exhibits of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bogota, Colombia

Bogota ©
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Monserrate, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and finally steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bogota travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Bogota in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Colombia Standard Time (COT) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Paris in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Bogota, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) ©
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Bolivar Square ©
Bolivar Square

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins), Frejus (Memorial des Guerres en Indochine & Base Nature Francois Leotard) and Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bogota to Nice takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Nice is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in September; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Antibes, Frejus, Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
Highlights from your plan
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) ©
Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe)
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum Rietberg and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Nadelwehr & Biosphaere Entlebuch). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Snary Mary Adventures, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in September, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, stroll around English Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

3
nights
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov and Former Fink Cafe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cesky Krumlov Castle and St. Jost Church. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, steep yourself in history at Areal sv. Klary, and examine the collection at Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesky Krumlov vacation planner.

Getting from Munich to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

5
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
You'll explore and learn at Jewish Museum in Prague and Lobkowicz Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, and make a trip to Old Royal Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Prague travel route planner.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Prague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Get some historical perspective at Devin Castle and Bratislava Old Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bratislava Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Town Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kostol a kláštor sv. Alžbety.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Prague to Bratislava takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina) ©
St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina)

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
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.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Red Square. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of The Holy Virgin.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Moscow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bratislava to Moscow, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bratislava in October; daily highs in Moscow reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Peterhof Palace will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Catherine's Body, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress, and contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg day trip website.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. Rosenborg Castle and Visit Carlsberg Brand Store will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens, explore the world behind art at The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling), enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip builder website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in October; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 15°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. Get some cultural insight at Charlottenburg Palace and Topography of Terror. There's still lots to do: make a trip to East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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