16 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

16 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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16 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

Start: Petrolina, Brazil
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Samobor, Croatia
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
8
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h
9
Petrolina, Brazil
— 1 night
End: Petrolina, Brazil

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Samobor, Croatia

Samobor
Samobor is a city in Zagreb County, Croatia. To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Samobor trip planner .

Petrolina, Brazil to Samobor is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Petrolina to Samobor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Petrolina in October, things will get much colder in Samobor: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. You'll set off for Budapest on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Samobor

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fisherman's Bastion and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, and get curious at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Samobor to Budapest. In October, daytime highs in Budapest are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Moriskentanzer, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then get curious at Deutsches Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at English Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route builder site .

Fly from Budapest to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar) and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bled trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munich to Bled takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bled are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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night
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): Head underground at Postojna Caves and then Head underground at Skocjan Caves.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Postojna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bled to Postojna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Postojna are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature
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Postojna Caves ©
Postojna Caves

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally explore the world behind art at Punta della Dogana. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by car from Postojna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Postojna in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and then get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan vacation builder website .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, stroll through Ibirapuera Park, and then pick up some local products at Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo route builder app .

Fly from Milan to Sao Paulo in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Brasilia Time is minus 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in October; daily highs in Sao Paulo reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Petrolina.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Parks Museums
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Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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Petrolina, Brazil

Petrolina
Originally built as a sister city to neighboring Juazeiro, Petrolina has grown to become Pernambuco’s largest municipality.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Petrolina trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Sao Paulo to Petrolina by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Petrolina: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Petrolina

Parks Nature Nightlife
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