31 days in Europe, Canada, Mexico & South America Itinerary

31 days in Europe, Canada, Mexico & South America Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Ilulissat, Greenland
— 2 nights
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Ottawa, Canada
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 7 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 7 nights

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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 some historical perspective at Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Moscow Kremlin and State Tretyakov Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova, and admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planning app.

Mumbai, India to Moscow is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Moscow. In January, Moscow is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
World heritage site
Moscow Kremlin
4.7
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World heritage site
Red Square
4.7

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. Museum-lovers will get to explore The State Hermitage Museum and Tretyakov's Gallery. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Secrets of St Petersburg, get a taste of the local shopping with 4DOTS, and don't miss a visit to Nevsky Prospekt.

Discover how to plan a St. Petersburg trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The State Hermitage Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
4.8

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Reykjavik in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in January, things will get a bit warmer in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.5
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.9

2
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Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. On the 12th (Tue), shake up your sightseeing with PGI Greenland and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ilulissat Icefjord.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ilulissat route website.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Ilulissat in 6 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Ilulissat due to the time zone difference. In January, Ilulissat is colder than Reykjavik - with highs of -9°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Climbing Tour
PGI Greenland
4.9

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Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Shop till you drop at ByWard Market and Orange Art Gallery. National Gallery of Canada and Cube Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Canadian Museum of Nature, make a trip to Ottawa City hall, and steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ottawa road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ilulissat to Ottawa. Traveling from Ilulissat to Ottawa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -16°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
National Gallery of Canada
4.6
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Government Building
Parliament Hill and Buildings
4.7
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Natural History Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
4.6

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get some historical perspective at Tulum Archaeological Site and The Ossuary. Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Kaahal Home Tulumfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Akumal Beach (in Akumal), Tulum (Art Gallery Miniature, Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, &more) and Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man, Chichen Itza, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, explore the world behind art at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, get in on the family fun at Xcaret, and explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Ottawa to Playa del Carmen in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in January, with highs in Playa del Carmen at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Chichen Itza
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shopping Leblon and Centro Cultural Carioca. Bring the kids along to Copacabana Beach and Barra da Tijuca Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, head outdoors with Leblon Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Pedra Bonita.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Rio de Janeiro takes 16 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in January: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Must see
Praia de Ipanema
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Must see
Copacabana Beach
4.3

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