56 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

56 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bath
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Faversham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tewkesbury Abbey and Wells Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), St Mary Redcliffe Church (in Bristol) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath itinerary builder.

Louisville, USA to Bath is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Faversham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Faversham, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Oare Marshes Nature Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Joe's Bows, and then get your game on at Clever Dilemma. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at The Big Cat Sanctuary, then step into the grandiose world of Hever Castle & Gardens, and then learn about all things military at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Faversham itinerary planner.

Drive from Bath to Faversham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Faversham, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Faversham

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and Tower of London. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham), St Mary's Church (in Shinfield) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

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Drive from Faversham to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Durham Heritage Coast and Durham Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eyam Plague Village Museum and York City Walls. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Holy Trinity Parish Church (in Ashford-in-the-Water), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Durham Castle (in Durham). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, get your game on at The York Dungeon, and steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read York online vacation maker.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh), The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at BobCat Alpacas, identify plant and animal life at Argaty Red Kites, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh route maker site.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Let the collections at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Bosque Neon capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Otto.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to San Carlos de Bariloche in 23 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Edinburgh to San Carlos de Bariloche. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

El Chalten, Argentina

— 2 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 nights
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and then look for all kinds of wild species at Estancia Cristina. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip builder tool.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive; or take a shuttle. March in El Calafate sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Museo Evita. Get a sense of the local culture at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Calle Defensa. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Delta Unplugged in Tigre, approximately Tigre away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Buenos Aires, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in April, you will find days in Buenos Aires are much hotter (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Paris in 18 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Paris, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some cultural insight at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Croisette. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures), Eglise Saint-Trophyme (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Photographie Charles Negre, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in April, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Riga, Latvia

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Appreciate the collections at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Riga Motormuseum. Visit St. Peter's Church and House of the Black Heads for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, explore the historical opulence of Riga Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Riga takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nice to Riga. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in April, with highs in Riga at 13°C and lows at 2°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.