59 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

59 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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59 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

Start: Salo, Italy
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 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:  3​h 30​min
5
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
10
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Salo, Italy

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery capture your imagination. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Grote Markt, Frans Hals Museum, & more) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and walk around Vondelpark.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Amsterdam fast, fun, and easy.

Salo, Italy to Amsterdam is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and Friet Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, steep yourself in history at Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and make a trip to The Markt.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bruges sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Bruges are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Brussels online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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.
Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Caresse de Tigre
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Appreciate the collections at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Fondation Vasarely. Get some cultural insight at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures), Mont Caume (in Toulon) and La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue and step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Scuba & Snorkeling, La Calanque de Figuerolles
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

5
nights
Nice, France

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.
Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste. Popular historic sites such as Palais Lascaris and Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer), La Route du Sel (in Hyeres) and Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint Veran, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice journey planning tool .

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utelle, Frejus, Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, La Route du Sel
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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.
Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, & more) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio & Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

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You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence holiday planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Siena, Crete Senesi
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a stroll through Pocitos, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Montevideo travel route planner.

You can fly from Rome to Montevideo in 18.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rome to Montevideo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in February, expect Montevideo to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dublin Castle and Temple Bar. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Ireland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Dublin takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montevideo to Dublin is 3 hours. Traveling from Montevideo in February, expect Dublin to be colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Lost Valley and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. The Cong Heritage Trail and Rosserk Friary will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg), Eagles Flying (in Ballymote) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mulranny Saltmarsh, steep yourself in history at Galway Arts Centre, and take a peaceful walk through Blanemore Forest Walk.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galway holiday planner .

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Galway, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rosserk Friary, Blanemore Forest Walk, Mulranny Saltmarsh, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, The Cong Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail

3
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and Edmund Rice Heritage Centre are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ballyhack Castle and Nore View Folk & Heritage Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, and step into the grandiose world of Shankill Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seal Rescue Ireland, Ballyhack Castle, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn. Amalienborg and Kastellet will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Van Dijks Adventure, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and identify plant and animal life at Kalvebod Fælled.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kilkenny to Copenhagen by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilkenny to Copenhagen. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kilkenny in February, with highs in Copenhagen at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kalvebod Fælled ©
Kalvebod Fælled
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
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.
Tilst Kirke and Tranbjerg Kirke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Moesgaard Museum. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, pause for some serene contemplation at Elev Kirke, and examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tilst Kirke ©
Tilst Kirke
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Todbjerg Kirke ©
Todbjerg Kirke

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