25 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

25 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 2nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Copacabana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Ipanema, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then kick back and relax at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Grumari.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rio de Janeiro trip maker website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Quinta da Regaleira and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra) and Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Evora). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon online visit planner.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trips

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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Atomium. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Basilica of the Holy Blood, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Brussels takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Brussels. In October, Brussels is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trip

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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 14th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin driving holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munich road trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Munich

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Visit Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus for their historical value. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Colle Capitolino, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in October, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Sant Pau del Camp. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately Toledo away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid route website.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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