15 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

15 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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15 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  18​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Athens, Greece
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
12
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
13
Lima, Peru
— 1 day
End: Lima, Peru

1
day
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then pause for some photo ops at Belém Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday planner .

Lima, Peru to Lisbon is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Peru Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Lima in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in May, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bruges route planning app .

Drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip site .

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Berlin road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

1
day
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik day trip tool .

You can fly from Berlin to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik

1
day
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 22nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens. Traveling from Dubrovnik in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Rome is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, then make a trip to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites
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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 27th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona visit planner .

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): walk around Retiro Park, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Madrid trip simple and quick.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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day
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.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lima online tour planner .

Fly from Madrid to Lima in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Madrid to Lima. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Lima. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Lima

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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