18 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

18 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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18 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
2
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Times Square, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to New York City is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

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Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

5
nights
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.
Visiting Zoo Berlin and Strandbar Mitte will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pergamon Museum, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tegeler See, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Berlin takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Berlin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Dohány Street Synagogue. Get some historical perspective at Matthias Church and Cave Church. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, head outdoors with City Park Városliget, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip app .

You can fly from Berlin to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Budapest sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague Castle and Old Town Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and The Powder Tower capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and take a memorable drive along Transport Artists.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague tour itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Prague are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

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