55 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

55 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Leiden, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Delft, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Valkenburg, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
You've now added Avenida Atlantica to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia de Ipanema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, then stroll through Copacabana Beach, and finally go for a walk through Avenida Atlantica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro journey planner.

Chennai, India to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chennai in June, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rio de Janeiro: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Haarlem.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for gifts at Kaashuis Tromp, then examine the collection at Teylers Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Bavo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandvoort aan Zee, and finally look for gifts at Winkelcentrum Viermeren.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Haarlem trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rio de Janeiro to Haarlem takes 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Haarlem. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect Haarlem to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Leiden.
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Leiden, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
On the 29th (Thu), examine the collection at Molenmuseum de Valk, then get a new perspective on nature at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, then step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Duivenvoorde, and finally experience rural life at Boerderij 't Geertje. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, then identify plant and animal life at Reeuwijkse Plassen, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij de Molen.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Leiden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Leiden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hoek van Holland beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Passage, and then get in on the family fun at Madurodam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally hunt for treasures at Haagse Markt.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read The Hague trip itinerary planner.

The Hague is very close to Leiden. In July, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Delft.
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Delft, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
You've now added Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, then experience rural life at De Mekkerstee, and finally see the interesting displays at Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beware Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Delft online sightseeing planner.

Delft is very close to The Hague. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grote Kerk, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then examine the collection at Watersnoodmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Rotterdam Centraal Station, steep yourself in history at Sint Janskerk, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rotterdam Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Kop van Zuid.

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Rotterdam is very close to Delft. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tilburg.
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Tilburg, The Netherlands — 2 nights

The industrial revolution transformed the town of Tilburg from a small village to one of the largest towns in the Netherlands.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Mint Fashion Store and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Burgemeester Jansen. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Breda's Begijnhof Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Bouvigne, then see the interesting displays at Oeteldonks Gemintemuzejum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Het Oertijdmuseum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tilburg day trip planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to Tilburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.
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Maastricht, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum) and then try for a hole-in-one at Golfcourse Het Rijk van Margraten. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Maastricht Underground, then make a trip to Vrijthof, then examine the collection at Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maastricht online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tilburg to Maastricht takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Valkenburg.
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Valkenburg, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Characterized by the ruins of a castle in the middle of the city, Valkenburg has an old-world charm.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GaiaZOO and then steep yourself in history at Museum Romeinse Katakomben. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then Head underground at Castle Ruins & Velvet Cave, then don't miss a visit to Pierre Cuypers Statue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Valkenburg tour website.

Valkenburg is just a short distance from Maastricht. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eindhoven.
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Design Capital of Europe

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Attractiepark Toverland, then stop by Sounds Recordshop, and then look for gifts at De Helmondse Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels, then admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Het Noordbrabants Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Valkenburg to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Eindhoven can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arnhem.
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Arnhem, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Glider Collection Wolfheze, step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Doorwerth, then get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and finally look for gifts at Winery Robbers & Van Den Hoogen. On your second day here, trek along Nationaal Park Veluwezoom.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arnhem trip maker.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Arnhem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Arnhem sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Apeldoorn.
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Bussloo, then see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, and then look for gifts at Waanders In De Broeren. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Apeldoorn trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Arnhem to Apeldoorn in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Utrecht.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 19th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area and then stop by Subcultures - Spellenwinkel. On your second day here, experience the excitement of DOMunder, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Amerongen Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Utrecht trip planning site.

Drive from Apeldoorn to Utrecht in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Utrecht are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Begijnhof. Get some cultural insight at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum and Leidseplein. And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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.
St. Paul's Cathedral and Greenwich are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from London with a short trip to Shoebury Common Beach in Shoeburyness, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Borough Market and explore the world behind art at Saatchi Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London tour builder app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London 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 London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Seine River, stop by Ile Saint-Louis, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

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Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Chateau La Coste en Provence, then visit Cours Mirabeau, then get a taste of the local shopping with Les Terrasses du Port, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marseille itinerary maker website.

Fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Marseille to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 1st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau) and then find something for the whole family at KID PARC Ile d'Aventures.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bordeaux journey planner.

Getting from Marseille to Bordeaux by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in August, expect Bordeaux to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de Ribes Roges.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in August, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Potsdamer Platz, then wander the streets of Kurfurstendamm, and then stop by Ampelmann Shop in den Hackeschen Hofen.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Berlin vacation website.

Fly from Barcelona to Berlin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, stop by Auer Chocolatier, then stop by Sweetzerland Chocolatier, then browse the range of quality goods at Centre Commercial Balexert, and finally take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis and then see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Geneva in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, then get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and then visit Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Lion Monument and then kick back and relax at Seebad Eich.

Before you visit Lucerne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then look for gifts at Laderach, and finally stop by Jack Wolfskin Store.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zermatt travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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Brazil travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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