17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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17 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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night
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, then wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then stroll through Ibirapuera Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sao Paulo holiday tool .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Congonhas Airport, Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport and Viracopos International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ibirapuera Park ©
Ibirapuera Park
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Madrid takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca trip planner .

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in July; daily highs in Salamanca reach 37°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Salamanca

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks

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nights
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 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newman University Church, then stroll through St. Stephen's Green, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, then stroll through Phoenix Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Croke Park Stadium.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Salamanca to Dublin takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salamanca to Dublin is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Salamanca, expect colder days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London vacation planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip site .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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