32 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

32 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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32 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Brasilia, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
8
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
10
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 day
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lagoa da Conceicao and Queijo com Sotaque. We've included these beaches for you: Praia do Rosa and Praia das Laranjeiras. Change things up with a short trip to Atelier ART3 in Garopaba (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Mole, enjoy the sand and surf at Joaquina Beach, and look for gifts at Casa de Ana.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Florianopolis trip itinerary maker tool .

Sao Paulo to Florianopolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In August in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Queijo com Sotaque, Praia das Laranjeiras, Atelier ART3, Praia do Rosa
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Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa
Barra da Lagoa Beach ©
Barra da Lagoa Beach
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras

3
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Ipanema and Leblon Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and appreciate the history behind Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rio de Janeiro online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Florianopolis in August, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema
Barra da Tijuca Beach ©
Barra da Tijuca Beach

2
nights
Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia ©
Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, stop by Feira De Artesanato Da Torre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo da Boa Vontade. On the next day, look for gifts at Parkshopping, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial JK, and then stroll through Parque da Cidade (Sarah Kubitschek).

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brasilia holiday maker site .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Brasilia when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Brasilia

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Santuario Dom Bosco ©
Santuario Dom Bosco
Templo da Boa Vontade ©
Templo da Boa Vontade
Parkshopping ©
Parkshopping

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Popular historic sites such as Capela dos Ossos and Convent of Christ are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and Castle of the Moors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo da Roca (in Colares), Cascais (Guincho Beach & Cascais Historic Center) and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenida da Liberdade, look for gifts at Maria Madrugas, and stroll through Quinta da Regaleira.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Brasilia to Lisbon takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Lisbon is 3 hours. Traveling from Brasilia in August, Lisbon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sintra, Cascais, Evora, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

5
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rua Santa Catarina and Mindelo Beach. Visit Praia da Arda and Praia dos Palheiros da Tocha for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto: Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo), Centro Historico de Guimaraes (in Guimaraes) and Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro (in Penacova). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado Do Bolhao, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), look for gifts at Prometeu, and kick back and relax at Praia da Murtinheira.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Porto attractions planning website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lisbon in August, with highs in Porto at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Porto

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Afife, Santuario de Santa Luzia, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Mindelo Beach, Praia Fluvial de Vimieiro
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Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Praia da Arda ©
Praia da Arda
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

1
day
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at City Concorde, then stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and then get into the urban bustle at Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumunster.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Luxembourg City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

City Concorde
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Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
City Concorde ©
City Concorde
neimenster ©
neimenster

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Galerie de la Reine. Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Grand Place for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (The Markt, Minnewater Lake, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), stop by Maison Dandoy, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels travel planner .

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
day
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S. Santa Coloma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Serni de Nagol Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Miquel de Prats, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Meritxell, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Joan de Caselles.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Brussels to Andorra la Vella in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canillo, C.S. Santa Coloma, Esglesia de Sant Miquel de Prats, Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, Sant Serni de Nagol Church
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Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters ©
Sant Serni de Nagol Church ©
Sant Serni de Nagol Church
Esglesia de Sant Miquel de Prats ©
Esglesia de Sant Miquel de Prats

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fenals Beach and Platja Port Bo. Get some historical perspective at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Barcelona Cathedral. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see San Pol Beach in S'Agaro, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella, kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, and get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Andorra la Vella to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Platja Port Bo, Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach, San Pol Beach
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pick up some local products at Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market, wander the streets of Paulista Avenue, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sao Paulo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Sao Paulo by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Sao Paulo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera

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