59 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

59 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
3
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
4
Nice, France
— 7 nights
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
7
Brasilia, Brazil
— 1 night
8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
9
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
10
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
11
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
12
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
13
Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights
14
San Andres Island, Colombia
— 2 nights
15
Cartagena, Colombia
— 4 nights

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Moco Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) in The Hague, approximately The Hague away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and visit The Jordaan.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary site.

Baku, Azerbaijan to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Baku to Amsterdam is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Baku in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Amsterdam, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

6
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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Chambord are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims (in Reims) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Cheverny
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vieux Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fourviere Hill and Théâtre gallo-romain. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives), Grenoble (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere & Musee de Grenoble) and Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Lyon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Grenoble, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Chapelle Saint-Vincent., La Vieille Ville
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lérins Islands and Palais Lascaris. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Coaraze (Ruines de Rocca Sparviera & Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste), Musee Lou Ferouil (in Gilette) and Utelle (Église Saint Veran & La Madone d'Utelle). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Peace Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St-Paul-de-Vence, Antibes, Cannes, Coaraze
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Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

1
day
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, thenstroll through Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, thenexamine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Nice to Zermatt in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Kapelle Gornergrat ©
Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta"

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fondation Beyeler and Old Town. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil), Lucerne (Hofkirche, Jesuitenkirche, &more) and Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Munot.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Glasi Hergiswil, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Basel Paper Mill Museum, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

1
night
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, and then walk around Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church, admire the striking features of Catedral Metropolitana, thentake an in-depth tour of Memorial JK, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo da Boa Vontade.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brasilia vacation planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Brasilia in 18 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In March, Brasilia is much hotter than Zurich - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Memorial JK ©
Memorial JK
Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church ©
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Imperial Museum. Get some historical perspective at Parque Lage and Ilha Fiscal. Step out of Rio de Janeiro to go to Arraial do Cabo and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 3 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: catch a ride on Sugarloaf Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra da Tijuca Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rio de Janeiro online route planner.

You can fly from Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brasilia in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rio de Janeiro, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Imperial Museum
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Imperial Museum ©
Imperial Museum

3
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Mosteiro De Sao Bento. You'll explore and learn at Museu do Futebol and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Catavento Cultural e Educacional, see the interesting displays at Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo, and walk around Parque Ibirapuera.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip builder site.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, things will get little chillier in Sao Paulo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Museu do Futebol ©
Museu do Futebol
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, thensee the interesting displays at Nao Victoria Museo, and then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then steep yourself in history at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Punta Arenas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in April; daily highs in Punta Arenas reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes ©
Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes

4
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Appreciate the collections at Casa de Isla Negra and La Chascona. Colchagua Museum and La Sebastiana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, explore and take pictures at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago day trip tool.

You can fly from Punta Arenas to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Casa de Isla Negra, Colchagua Museum, La Sebastiana
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Casa de Isla Negra ©
Casa de Isla Negra
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Explore hidden gems such as Salar de Tara and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama online vacation planner.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Pukara de Quitor ©
Pukara de Quitor

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica and Museo Nacional de Colombia. Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira and Bioparque La Reserva. Change things up with these side-trips from Bogota: Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha (in Guasca) and Observatorio de Colibries (in La Calera). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and steep yourself in history at Bolivar Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogota journey planning tool.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Bogota in 13 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Bogota, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Bogota

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Reserva Natural El Chochal de Siecha, Bioparque La Reserva, Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Observatorio de Colibries
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Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica ©
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira ©
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Museo Nacional de Colombia ©
Museo Nacional de Colombia

2
nights
San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
On the 22nd (Wed), head off the coast to Johnny Cay, identify plant and animal life at La Piscinita, thensee the vivid underwater world at West View, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cayo El Acuario, don't miss a visit to Rocky Cay, and then head off the coast to Cayo Bolivar.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Andres Island trip site.

Getting from Bogota to San Andres Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from Bogota, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Andres Island, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cayo El Acuario ©
Cayo El Acuario
La Piscinita ©
La Piscinita
West View
West View

4
nights
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena ©
The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
Get some historical perspective at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa and Plaza Fernandez Madrid. Get a sense of the local culture at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and Plaza de la Proclamacion. Change things up with a short trip to Castillo de Salgar in Puerto Colombia (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, take a stroll through Centro Historico, examine the collection at Casa Museo Rafael Nunez, and get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Getsemani.

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You can fly from San Andres Island to Cartagena in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Castillo de Salgar
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Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver ©
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa ©
Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas ©
Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

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