58 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

58 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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58 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Train:  3​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h 30​min
2
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4​h 45​min
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 day
Train:  1​h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
8
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
11
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
15
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
16
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
End: Paris, France

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Frans Hals Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route planner .

Paris, France to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
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.
Todbjerg Kirke and Helligaandskirken are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Lystrup Kirke and Trige Kirke will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, get curious at Moesgaard Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tranbjerg Kirke, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus trip builder tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Aarhus by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Aarhus: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Todbjerg Kirke ©
Todbjerg Kirke
Lystrup Kirke ©
Lystrup Kirke

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 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Amalienborg. Popular historic sites such as Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Denmark, and take a stroll through Nyhavn.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen online journey planner .

You can take a train from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ©
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Dynamic Earth. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip maker .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Edinburgh. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some cultural insight at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. St. Paul's Cathedral and Houses of Parliament will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and examine the collection at BDA Dental Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
day
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 19th (Sun), examine the collection at Schweizerisches and then examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bern travel planner .

You can fly from London to Bern in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from London to Bern, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get little chillier in Bern: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
Schweizerisches ©
Schweizerisches

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Fraumünster Church and Grossmunster. Get some cultural insight at Swiss National Museum and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Maennlichen (in Grindelwald), Appenzell (Kunstmuseum Appenzell & Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte) and Urnaesch (Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch & Museum of Appenzell Customs). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), see the interesting displays at Zurich James Joyce Foundation, admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum, and stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Appenzell, Maennlichen
Highlights from your plan
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

1
night
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Pizzorno Family Estates.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo travel route planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Montevideo in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Montevideo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get much hotter in Montevideo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off toRome.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates

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.
Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Rome takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Montevideo to Rome, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Montevideo in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uffizi Galleries and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Centro Storico di Siena, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ca' d'Oro. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Chiesa degli Eremitani, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Venezia, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste and Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Musee de la Castre), Ruines de Rocca Sparviera (in Coaraze) and Utelle (Église Saint Veran & La Madone d'Utelle). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in February, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Coaraze, Utelle, St-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes
Highlights from your plan
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Musee Granet will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Cours Mirabeau, & more), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer) and La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Consolation.

Planning Marseille trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Marseille are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Hyeres, Scuba & Snorkeling, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Eglise Saint-Raymond-Nonnat
Highlights from your plan

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday planner .

Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Paris is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Let the collections at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) capture your imagination. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

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

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