25 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

25 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
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 · Outdoors · Beaches
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Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 Igreja e Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (in Evora) and Castelo dos Mouros (in Sintra). 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

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Evora, Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Basilica of the Holy Blood & Belfry of Bruges). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, make a trip to Atomium, and contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels journey builder.

You can fly from Lisbon to Brussels in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in October, things will get little chillier in Brussels: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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.
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

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
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

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

3
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.
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: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, 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

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 Barcelona Cathedral. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel website.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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 Sorolla. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip tool.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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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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