48 days in South America, United States & Europe Itinerary

48 days in South America, United States & Europe Itinerary

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48 days in South America, United States & Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Rosario, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
4
Anaheim, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
5
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Puerto Madero and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parque 3 de Febrero and Recoleta Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: La Plata (Museo de La Plata, Plaza Moreno, & more), Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan) and Temaiken Biopark (in Belen de Escobar). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, make a trip to Avenida de Mayo, and get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Melbourne to Buenos Aires. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Plata, Basilica de Lujan, Temaiken Biopark, Delta El Tigre
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Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos

8
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo - Taller de Casapueblo and Plaza Independencia. When in Montevideo, make a side trip to see Cerro Pan de Azucar in Piriapolis, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Matriz, enjoy some diversion at Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo, and take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Montevideo road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Montevideo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rosario.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Pan De Azucar
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Pan De Azucar ©
Pan De Azucar
Estadio Centenario ©
Estadio Centenario
El Rosedal ©
El Rosedal

7
nights
Rosario, Argentina

Rosario ©
Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional Pre Delta and La Granja de la Infancia. Attractions like El Jardin de los Ninos and Museo Historico del Convento San Carlos make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Rosario to Parana to see Parque Nacional Pre-Delta about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Bandera (Flag Monument), stroll through Parque Independencia, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Decorativo Firma y Odilo Estevez, and admire all the interesting features of La Florida.

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Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Rosario takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in Rosario

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Museo Historico del Convento San Carlos, Parque Nacional Pre-Delta
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El Jardin de los Ninos ©
El Jardin de los Ninos
Parque Nacional Pre-Delta ©
Parque Nacional Pre-Delta

3
nights
Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Bear Lake and Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Change things up with a short trip to Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica (about 1h 05 min away). It doesn't end there: discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rosario to Anaheim. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Rosario in September, expect Anaheim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Bear Lake, Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Marine Mammal Center
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponquogue Beach and Upper Delaware River. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grey Towers National Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Great Adventure, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to New York City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Anaheim to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Cupsogue Beach County Park, Bushkill Falls, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Upper Delaware River, Ponquogue Beach
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

6
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Step off the beaten path and head to Llevant Beach and Lloret Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar), Tarragona (Anfiteatro de Tarragona & Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona) and Illuminated Fountain (in Salou). On the 28th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town), and make a trip to Placa Espanya.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Barcelona takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Tarragona, Salou, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto & Orvieto Sotterranea). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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