60 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South America Itinerary

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 9 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 10 nights
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Parma, Italy
— 9 nights
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Villeurbanne, France
— 6 nights
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Drive to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Fly to Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport, Drive to Macae
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Macae, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
— 8 nights
Fly to Jyväskylä Airport, Drive to Pieksamaki
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Pieksamaki, Finland
— 4 nights
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Panevezys, Lithuania
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 9 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Andrew's Church and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. Venture out of the city with trips to Novi Petrivtsi (Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum & Mezhyhirya Residence Museum). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra, explore the world behind art at Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts, see the interesting displays at Fire Fighting Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

Targu Mures, Romania to Kyiv (Kiev) is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 10 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Heroes' Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Budapest: Nemzeti Botanikus Kert (in Vacratot), Eger (Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, Egri Road Beatles Museum, &more) and Retro Design Center (in Szentendre). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and shop like a local with Koller Gallery.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip app.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In June in Budapest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Parma.
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Parma, Italy — 9 nights

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Palazzo Ducale di Mantova and Cattedrale di Parma are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Palazzo Te and Museo Ferrari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Parma: Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua), Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda (in Manerba del Garda) and Set Sail Tours (in Lavagna). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, step into the grandiose world of Il Castello dei Burattini - Museo Giordano Ferrari, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Museo Bodoniano.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Parma travel planning tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Parma in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in June since evenings lows in Parma dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Villeurbanne.
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Villeurbanne, France — 6 nights

Villeurbanne is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France.It is situated northeast of Lyon, with which it forms the heart of the second-largest metropolitan area in France after that of Paris. Museum-lovers will appreciate La Cite du Chocolat Valrhona and Hameau Duboeuf. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Chateau de Cormatin. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Philibert de Tournus (in Tournus), Le Temple de la Femme (in Le Grand-Serre) and Chateau de Brancion (in Martailly-les-Brancion). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors, awaken your taste buds at Chateau des Broyers, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Eden, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monastere Royal de Brou.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Villeurbanne driving holiday website.

Drive from Parma to Villeurbanne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Parma in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Villeurbanne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Macae.
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Macae, Brazil — 5 nights

A fast growing municipality at the center of Brazil's oil production, Macae has more to offer visitors than stories about black gold.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Centro Ferroviario de Cultura and Solar dos Mellos. Get some historical perspective at Fazenda Sao Joao and Sant`Anna Church. Get out of town with these interesting Macae side-trips: Sambaqui da Tarioba Archaeology Museum (in Rio das Ostras) and Rancho Recanto da Rocha (in Bom Jardim). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Batista Church, kick back and relax at Praia dos Cavaleiros, stroll through Pecado Beach, and steep yourself in history at Solar do Monte Elisio.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Macae trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Villeurbanne to Macae. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Villeurbanne to Macae due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Belo Horizonte.
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil — 8 nights

Named for its spectacular mountain views, and known locally as the "Garden City," Belo Horizonte has historically fostered a connection with nature since its inauguration in 1897.
Popular historic sites such as Santuario do Caraca and Igreja Sao Jose are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Inhotim and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte. Change things up with these side-trips from Belo Horizonte: Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Piedade (in Caete), Sabara (Casa Azul & Church of Our Lady of O) and Capela de Sao Sebastiao (in Sao Sebastiao das Aguas Claras). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Schoenstatt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nossa Senhora Boa Viagem, don't miss a visit to Praca da Liberdade, and examine the collection at Memorial Minas Gerais Vale.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Belo Horizonte road trip planner.

You can fly from Macae to Belo Horizonte in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Macae in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Belo Horizonte: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pieksamaki.
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Pieksamaki, Finland — 4 nights

Pieksämäki is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region.The town has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Popular historic sites such as St. George Church and New Valamo Monastery are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo and Savo Railway Line Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus) and Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Belo Horizonte to Pieksamaki. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Pieksamaki is 5 hours. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Panevezys.
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Panevezys, Lithuania — 3 nights

Panevėžys see also other names, is the fifth largest city in Lithuania. Kryziu Kalnas and Siauliai Saint Disciple Peter and Paul Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum and Panevezio Krastotyros Muziejus. Change things up with these side-trips from Panevezys: Katleriai (Puntukas Stone & The Treetop Walking Path), Horse museum (in Nyuronis) and Ruta Sokolado Muziejus (in Siauliai). There's more to do: head outdoors with Senvage.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Panevezys attractions tool.

You can drive from Pieksamaki to Panevezys in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. July in Panevezys sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to home.
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