56 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

56 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Metz, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Roubaix, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Charleroi, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 6 nights

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stop by Île de la Cité, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Metz.
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Metz, France — 3 nights

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Douaumont and Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun. You'll explore and learn at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy and Centre Pompidou-Metz. Change things up with these side-trips from Metz: Place Stanislas (in Nancy) and Douaumont Ossuary (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Le Temple Neuf, and admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale.

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

You can take a train from Paris to Metz in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Metz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger and Centre-ville de Strasbourg will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Strasbourg with a short trip to La Volerie des Aigles in Kintzheim, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg road trip planning app.

Drive from Metz to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Roubaix.
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Roubaix, France — 1 night

Roubaix is a city in Northern France, located in the Lille metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Eglise St Martin, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Vert-Bois, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St Martin.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Roubaix trip planning tool.

You can fly from Strasbourg to Roubaix in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Strasbourg in August: highs in Roubaix hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lille.
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Lille, France — 2 nights

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, then make a trip to Grande Place, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Stock Exchange. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, get to know the fascinating history of Place aux Oignons, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, and finally learn about all things military at Carriere Wellington.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lille trip itinerary builder.

Lille is just a short distance from Roubaix. In August, daytime highs in Lille are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Gravensteen. Let the collections at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Belfry of Bruges, &more) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Graslei and Korenlei). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Lille to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleroi.
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Charleroi, Belgium — 2 nights

Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. On the 22nd (Tue), engage your brain at Musee de l'Industrie, then see the interesting displays at Le Bois du Cazier, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Photographie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Francois Duesberg Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Rue Leon Bernus - Charleroi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Maredsous, then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Dinant, and finally contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleroi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Charleroi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

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. Appreciate the collections at Rijksmuseum and NEMO Science Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get engrossed in the history at Joods Historisch Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charleroi to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Let the collections at Chatsworth House and Manchester Jewish Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Railway Museum and Manchester Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston), Bakewell Old House Museum (in Bakewell) and York Minster (in York). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, examine the collection at National Football Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Chad`s, and get curious at Science and Industry Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manchester online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Manchester in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Manchester is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: highs in Manchester hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and Caernarfon Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Conwy Castle and Tate Liverpool capture your imagination. Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Chester Cathedral (in Chester), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips (in Beaumaris). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Quirky Quarter, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool attractions website.

Drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 1 night

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then take in the exciting artwork at Reggia Di Reale, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Turin using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Turin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Liverpool in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Turin, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Modena.
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Modena, Italy — 2 nights

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, then sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Modena trip maker.

You can drive from Turin to Modena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in September, expect nights in Modena to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, get a dose of the wild on Matteo Truffle Experience, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to St. Peter's Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Modena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 5 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma & Villa Rufolo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Montevideo.
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Montevideo, Uruguay — 2 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pizzorno Family Estates and Pocitos. Appreciate the collections at Palacio Taranco and Museo del Azulejo. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, and take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip planner.

Fly from Naples to Montevideo in 19.5 hours. Traveling from Naples to Montevideo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naples in September, things will get a bit cooler in Montevideo: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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