43 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

43 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Fly:  2 h
1
Recife, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Joao Pessoa, Brazil

4
nights
Recife, Brazil

Recife ©
Once the capital of Dutch Brazil, Recife has a history spanning back to 1537, when it was little more than a handful of fishing houses on the beach.
Explore Recife's surroundings by going to Porto de Galinhas (Muro Alto Beach, Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach, &more), So Arte (in Nossa Senhora do O) and Praia dos Carneiros (in Tamandare). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ricardo Brennand Institute, don't miss a visit to Praca do Marco Zero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Recife Antigo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capela Dourada.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Recife road trip site.

Joao Pessoa to Recife is an approximately 1.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Recife

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Porto de Galinhas, So Arte, Praia dos Carneiros
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Muro Alto Beach ©
Muro Alto Beach
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach ©
Vila de Porto de Galinhas Beach
Ricardo Brennand Institute ©
Ricardo Brennand Institute

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, Museo del Greco, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Recife to Madrid in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Recife to Madrid is 4 hours. In December, Madrid is much colder than Recife - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Celler Mas Vicenc (in Cabra del Camp), Adernats - Winery of Nulles (in Nulles) and PortAventura (in Salou). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live event at Camp Nou, examine the collection at Museu Maritim de Barcelona, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Celler Mas Vicenc, Adernats - Winery of Nulles, PortAventura
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Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas
Camp Nou ©
Camp Nou
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and don't miss a visit to Haus der Musik Wien.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip app.

Getting from Barcelona to Vienna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Vienna hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

5
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salzburg: Wallfahrtskirche Bad Durrnberg (in Hallein), Kitzsteinhorn (in Kaprun) and Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in Heiligenblut). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wallfahrtskirche Bad Durrnberg, Kitzsteinhorn, Grossglockner High Alpine Road
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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen day trip planning app.

Getting from Salzburg to Copenhagen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rodovre Centrum
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

4
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frogner Church.

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Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Copenhagen in January, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and finally contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Helicopter Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Venancio da Costa Lima (in Palmela), Evora (Carriage Museum (Evora), Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), &more) and Cascais (Centro Historico de Cascais & Boca do Inferno). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim da Praca do Imperio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon route maker website.

Fly from Reykjavik to Lisbon in 10 hours. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Cascais, Venancio da Costa Lima, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Farol do Bugio
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Padrao dos Descobrimentos ©
Padrao dos Descobrimentos

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel), explore the galleries of Memorial Waterloo 1815, and then don't miss a visit to Bois de la Cambre. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at European Flight Simulator, then meet the residents at Pairi Daiza, and then have some family-friendly fun at Petit Train a Vapeur de Forest.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Brussels by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Brussels at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

European Flight Simulator, Pairi Daiza, Memorial Waterloo 1815, Citadelle (Citadel)
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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European Flight Simulator ©
European Flight Simulator
Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest

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