22 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

22 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Salvador, Brazil
— Few hours
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights

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Salvador, Brazil

Salvador ©
Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, take in panoramic vistas at Elevator Lacerda, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salvador itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Deputado Luiz Eduardo Magalhães International Airport. In December in Salvador, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Salvador

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim ©
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Elevator Lacerda ©
Elevator Lacerda

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip app.

You can fly from Salvador to Lisbon in 13 hours. Traveling from Salvador to Lisbon, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salvador in December, expect Lisbon to be colder, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with La Boqueria, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to The Spire, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin attractions planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in January, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the London visit planner.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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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 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dam Square, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 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. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then don't miss a visit to The Markt, and finally appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour builder site.

Getting from Bruges to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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