14 days in Asia, Europe & South America Itinerary

14 days in Asia, Europe & South America Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Seymour Airport, Drive to Bellavista
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Bellavista, Ecuador
— 3 nights
Drive to Seymour Airport, Fly to Auckland

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Seoul, South Korea — 2 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
On the 13th (Tue), visit Insadong, then take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at N Seoul Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip maker.

Auckland, New Zealand to Seoul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Auckland in December: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Seoul to Helsinki by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Seoul to Helsinki, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, walk around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madrid online trip builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Madrid in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Madrid is minus 1 hour. In December, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Bellavista.
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Bellavista, Ecuador — 3 nights

Step out of Bellavista to go to Baltra and see North Seymour Island, which is approximately 1h 15 min away.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bellavista online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madrid to Bellavista. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Madrid to Bellavista. In December, Bellavista is warmer than Madrid - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Galapagos Islands travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.
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