35 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

35 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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35 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Budapest, Hungary
Fly:  24​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
La Paz, Bolivia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Puno, Peru
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + train:  4​h
11
Aguas Calientes, Peru
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
12
Ollantaytambo, Peru
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Lima, Peru
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
14
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
15
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Budapest, Hungary


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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
You've added Palermo Viejo, La Boca, San Telmo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): gain a rich perspective with La Casa Rosada - Palacio de Gobierno, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, then take in the exciting artwork at Palermo Viejo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Palermo Soho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Buenos Aires is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Budapest to Buenos Aires. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Budapest in February, with highs in Buenos Aires at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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La Boca
La Boca
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
You've now added Plaza Independencia to your itinerary.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Iguazu.
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of La Aripuca, then try your luck at Casino Iguazu, and then look for gifts at Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Puerto Iguazu takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in February; daily highs in Puerto Iguazu reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Iguazu Falls
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu ©
Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu
Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet ©
Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet

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Salta, Argentina

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent, then examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salta trip builder.

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in February: high temperatures in Salta hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Salta

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Convento San Bernardo ©
Convento San Bernardo
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Take a break from the city and head to Geyser del Tatio and Valle Arcoiris. Go for a jaunt from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama to see Mall Plaza Calama about 1:30 hours away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, admire the striking features of Church of San Pedro de Atacama, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and explore the activities along Quebrada de Jerez.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Salta in February, San Pedro de Atacama is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Uyuni.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mall Plaza Calama, Atacama Desert
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Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert

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night
Uyuni, Bolivia

Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uyuni online itinerary creator.

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, you will find days in Uyuni are cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Uyuni

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez ©
Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez

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La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monte Chacaltaya as well as Barracuda Biking Company. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Mistura - Manifestacion Creativa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mi Teleferico, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Instrumentos Musicales.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the La Paz itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Uyuni to La Paz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Uyuni in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in La Paz, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Copacabana.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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nights
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
You've now added Lake Titicaca to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Isla del Sol and then explore the activities along Lake Titicaca. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Copacabana Cathedral, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horca del Inca.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Copacabana tour planner.

Traveling by bus from La Paz to Copacabana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Puno.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol

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nights
Puno, Peru

Puno ©
Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Lake Titicaca, then steep yourself in history at Uros Tupirmarka Lodge, then make a trip to Catedral de Puno, and finally stroll through Parque Pino. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Condor Hill (Mirador de Kuntur Wasi), step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, and then explore and take pictures at Yavari.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puno trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Copacabana to Puno takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copacabana to Puno. February in Puno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Puno

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands
La Casa del Corregidor ©
La Casa del Corregidor

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Do your shopping at Centro Artesanal Cusco and Avenida El Sol. Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas, wander the streets of San Blas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de la Sagrada Familia.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cusco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puno to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cusco when traveling from Puno in February, with lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Aguas Calientes.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Salinas de Maras
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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Aguas Calientes, Peru

Aguas Calientes ©
Serving as the gateway to the ruins of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes is little more than a glorified cloud-forest village, housing just over a thousand permanent residents and featuring all of two streets.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Cusco Trek. Visiting Putucusi Mountain and Mandor Gardens will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Winawayna, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes), and hunt for treasures at Mercado de Artesanias.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aguas Calientes trip planner.

Take a train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Aguas Calientes

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Machu Picchu
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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night
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Huayna Picchu has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Huayna Picchu, steep yourself in history at Sacred Valley of the Incas, look for gifts at Ceramicas Seminario, then make a trip to Plazoleta Aracama, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santiago Apostol.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo travel planner.

Traveling by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seminario Ceramics, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Huayna Picchu
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Huayna Picchu ©
Huayna Picchu
Sacred Valley of the Incas ©
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Seminario Ceramics ©
Seminario Ceramics

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Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barranco, Miraflores Boardwalk, Islas Palomino, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miraflores and Larco Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Costa Verde, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, take in the views from Bridge of Sighs, and shop like a local with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar).

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lima vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ollantaytambo to Lima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Ollantaytambo, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Lima

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palomino
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Palomino ©
Palomino
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Miraflores ©
Miraflores

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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.
You've now added Ibirapuera Park to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ibirapuera Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sao Paulo vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Lima to Sao Paulo takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lima to Sao Paulo due to the time zone difference. March in Sao Paulo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moulin Rouge, Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Palace of Versailles.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip generator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sao Paulo to Paris. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, Paris is cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

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Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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