55 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

55 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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L'Aquila, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Sluis, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo, Villa d'Este, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Imola to Rome is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to L'Aquila.

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Must see
Pantheon
4.8
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2

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L'Aquila, Italy

L'Aquila ©
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the local landmark of Fontana delle 99 cannelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, then identify plant and animal life at Campo Imperatore, and finally Head underground at Grotte di Stiffe.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the L'Aquila online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to L'Aquila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, San Francesco, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from L'Aquila to Florence in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Must see
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4
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World heritage site
Pitti Palace
4.4

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Let the collections at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica San Vitale and Basilica di San Petronio. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Modena (MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari & Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti), Museo Ferrari (in Maranello) and Il Villaggio delle Cicogne (in Fosso Ghiaia). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, make a trip to Porto Turistico Cesenatico, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, and see the interesting displays at Museo Europeo degli Studenti - MEUS.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna trip itinerary site.

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Let the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Turin (Museo Egizio, Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, &more), Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina) and Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, discover the deep blue sea with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan online holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
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Must see
Duomo di Milano
4.8
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Art Museum
Museo Egizio
4.6

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer and Ilha Fiscal. Museum-lovers will get to explore Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro and Museu Historico do Exercito e Forte de Copacabana. Change things up with these side-trips from Rio de Janeiro: Petropolis (Museu Casa de Santos Dumont, Imperial Museum, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, explore the activities along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, stroll through Parque Lage, and don't miss a visit to Escadaria Selaron.

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You can fly from Milan to Rio de Janeiro in 18 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Milan to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. June in Rio de Janeiro sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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Historic Site
Parque Lage
4.6

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore and learn at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Friedhof Fluntern and Bahnhofstrasse. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Enge, and stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online travel route planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Zurich in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Zurich, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, with highs in Zurich at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Must see
Mt Pilatus
4.7
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Red Square and Moscow Kremlin. State Tretyakov Gallery and Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Kitai-Gorod Wall, admire the landmark architecture of House of General Orlov, and contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Moscow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zurich to Moscow due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Moscow

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World heritage site
Red Square
4.7
World heritage site
Moscow Kremlin
4.7

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace and Riddarholmen Church are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Vasa Museum and Skansen. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, ski along the peaceful trails at The Green Trails, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stockholm travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Stockholm is minus 2 hours. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Must see
Vasa Museum
4.7
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Must see
Skansen
4.1
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Castle
Royal Palace
4.2

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 10th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), admire the natural beauty at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga, and finally engage your brain at Universeum. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Saveans Naturreservat, identify plant and animal life at Roro naturreservat, and then identify plant and animal life at Natureserve Mollungen.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Gothenburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Wildlife Area
Saveans Naturreservat
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Haga
4.2
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Children’s Museum
Universeum
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (in Henri-Chapelle), La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Forestia (in Theux). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), explore the world behind art at Musee Constantin Meunier, and learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planner.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Brussels in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8
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World heritage site
Grand Place
4.8

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Sluis, The Netherlands

Sluis ©
Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): meet the residents at Struisvogelboerderij Monnikenwerve, then get engrossed in the history at Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum Aardenburg, then see the interesting displays at Visserij Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Canadees Herdenkingsmonument Ijzendijke - Sluis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Groede podium, speel- en infopark, get outside with Husky Safari - Day Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Het Belfort, and finally see the interesting displays at Bizarium.

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

Drive from Brussels to Sluis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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Must see
Bizarium
4.8
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History Museum
Museum Het Belfort
4.4

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gravensteen and Cathedral of Our Lady. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and Museum Plantin-Moretus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent City Center, &more), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sluis to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sluis in July: highs in Antwerp hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Graslei and Korenlei
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt) and Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, contemplate the long history of Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Must see
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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