20 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

20 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 day
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
8
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
9
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Jerusalem Cultural Center, see the interesting displays at Instituto Moreira Salles, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and finally stop by BarraShopping.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Jerusalem Cultural Center ©
Jerusalem Cultural Center
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Instituto Moreira Salles ©
Instituto Moreira Salles

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Westminster Abbey and National Portrait Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Churchill War Rooms and National Gallery. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, browse the collection at British Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London planning tool.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to London in 15.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to London due to the time zone difference. In June, London is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alcazar of Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Plaza mayor de Chinchon. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral de Segovia in Segovia, approximately Segovia away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, shop like a local with Barrio de Salamanca, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from London to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Segovia, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

2
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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Église Notre-Dame, explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Taillan, then shop like a local with Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Aquitaine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux itinerary app.

You can fly from Madrid to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Musee d'Aquitaine ©
Musee d'Aquitaine
Chateau du Taillan ©
Chateau du Taillan
Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez ©
Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Step off the beaten path and head to The Army Museum and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in June: high temperatures in Florence hover around 33°C and lows are around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola di San Pietro. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Giardino di Ninfa in Cisterna di Latina--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Giardino di Ninfa
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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London, United Kingdom

London
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Traveling by flight from Rome to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to London due to the time zone difference. In July, London is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Rio de Janeiro on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks
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night
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): browse the collection at Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura and then view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from London to Rio de Janeiro in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from London in July since evenings lows in Rio de Janeiro dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Morro Dois Irmaos ©
Morro Dois Irmaos
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Pedra do Arpoador ©
Pedra do Arpoador

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