60 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

60 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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60 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Imola, Italy
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
2
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Imola, Italy

4
nights
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Appreciate the collections at Projeto TAMAR Fernando de Noronha - Patrocínio PETROBRAS and Shark Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela de Sao Pedro and Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, delve into the distant past at Reduto de Santana de Fernando de Noronha, and get outside with Baia dos Porcos.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fernando de Noronha trip itinerary builder .

Imola, Italy to Fernando de Noronha is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Imola in January, expect Fernando de Noronha to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto de Galinhas.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Museum ©
Shark Museum

3
nights
Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

Porto de Galinhas ©
You're in for a treat on your beach holiday to Porto de Galinha.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue and Capela Dourada. Museum-lovers will get to explore Instituto Ricardo Brennand and Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porto de Galinhas: Olinda (Se Cathedral, Centro Historico, & more) and Recife Antigo (in Recife). There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Piscinas Naturais de Porto de Galinhas, enjoy the sand and surf at Muro Alto Beach, stroll through Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Fernando de Noronha to Porto de Galinhas takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Porto de Galinhas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Porto de Galinhas

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Recife, Olinda, Capela Nossa Senhora do Desterro
Highlights from your plan
Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Instituto Ricardo Brennand ©
Instituto Ricardo Brennand
Oficina Ceramica Francisco Brennand ©

5
nights
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museum of Tomorrow will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pao de Acucar and Praia de Ipanema. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rio de Janeiro: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Arraial do Cabo) and Petropolis (Imperial Museum, Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, & more). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and explore the historical opulence of Ilha Fiscal.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Porto de Galinhas to Rio de Janeiro takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rio de Janeiro can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petropolis, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Pao de Acucar ©
Pao de Acucar
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

4
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and Kindermuseum Creaviva. You'll explore and learn at Klingende Sammlung and Museum of Natural History of Bern. Venture out of the city with trips to Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Creux du Van (in Neuchatel). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Schweizerisches , get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, and wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rio de Janeiro to Bern in 16 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Bern is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January; daily highs in Bern reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Freddie Mercury Statue, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Chateau de Chillon, Patek Philippe Museum, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva

6
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 of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Fraumünster Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Grossmunster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Biosphaere Entlebuch, & more) and Appenzell (Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte & Kunstmuseum Appenzell). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Zurich James Joyce Foundation, and stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Appenzell, Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

1
night
Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa and then see the interesting displays at Nesselbek.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Zurich to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Zurich to Kaliningrad, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nesselbek
Highlights from your plan
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Nesselbek ©
Nesselbek

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) and Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml). St. Basil's Cathedral and Church of The Holy Virgin will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Kolomna (Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum & Kolomna Kremlin), Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi) and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, and admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moscow vacation planner .

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kaliningrad in January; daily highs in Moscow reach -7°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Church of The Holy Virgin, Bird Park Vorobyi
Highlights from your plan
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

8
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.
Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), examine the collection at Menshikov's Great Palace, and view the masterpieces at Tretyakov's Gallery.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg itinerary site .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off toStockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

8
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vasa Museum and Stockholm Old Town. Let the collections at Skansen and Nordiska museet capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stockholm: Gardsjo Algpark (in Heby) and Botanical Gardens (in Uppsala). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Swedish Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at Magasin 3.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gardsjo Algpark, Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder .

Fly from Stockholm to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Amsterdam is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

6
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 Basilica of the Holy Blood are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and make a trip to The Markt.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel route planner .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Cathedral of Our Lady, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Brussels, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Molsbroek
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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