30 days in Europe, South America, Caribbean, Mexico & Canada Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 2 nights
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Oaxaca, Mexico
— 1 night
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Puebla, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Mineral del Monte, Mexico
— 1 night
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Queretaro City, Mexico
— 1 night
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Montreal, Canada
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Museo del Greco & Catedral Primada). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque del Retiro, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid road trip site.

Bergen, Norway to Madrid is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Bergen, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sao Paulo.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil — 3 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ibirapuera, admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sao Paulo trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to Sao Paulo in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Sao Paulo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Medellin.
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Medellin, Colombia — 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Medellin tour app.

You can fly from Sao Paulo to Medellin in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Medellin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in July, with highs in Medellin at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cartagena.
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Cartagena, Colombia — 2 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Walled City of Cartagena and then don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Keep things going the next day: trek along Agricola Camelias.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Medellin to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Cartagena is somewhat warmer than Medellin - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Willemstad.
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Willemstad, Curacao — 2 nights

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Copperstone, snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Handelskade, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mambo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa PortoMari.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Willemstad route planner.

Getting from Cartagena to Willemstad by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cartagena to Willemstad. In July, daily temperatures in Willemstad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Santo Domingo.
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — 1 night

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Casa del Cordon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, then pause for some photo ops at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), and finally contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Willemstad to Santo Domingo in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Santiago de los Caballeros.
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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic — 2 nights

First Santiago of the Americas

Founded in 1496 by Christopher Columbus' brother, Santiago de los Caballeros was among the very first European settlements in the Americas, which explains its nickname: "First Santiago of the Americas." Today, the city represents one of the Western Hemisphere's major financial, cultural, and industrial centers.
On the 15th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then admire the sheer force of 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua, and then explore the world behind art at Centro Leon.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de los Caballeros trip planner.

Getting from Santo Domingo to Santiago de los Caballeros by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.
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Mexico City, Mexico — 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Santiago de los Caballeros to Mexico City with the Route module. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Santiago de los Caballeros in July, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca, Mexico — 1 night

Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, hike along Coyote Aventuras, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in July, you will find days in Oaxaca are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puebla.
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Puebla, Mexico — 2 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and then examine the collection at Museo Amparo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tonantzintla, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puebla vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Puebla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Oaxaca in July: high temperatures in Puebla hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mineral del Monte.
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Mineral del Monte, Mexico — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): walk around Las Ventanas, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Sitio Mina la Dificultad, and finally don't miss a visit to Real del monte.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mineral del Monte tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puebla to Mineral del Monte in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mineral del Monte can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Queretaro City.
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Queretaro City, Mexico — 1 night

With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Plan trip to Queretaro City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Mineral del Monte to Queretaro City takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Mineral del Monte, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Queretaro City, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Miguel de Allende.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — 2 nights

A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, and finally view the masterpieces at Josefina Membrila Fine Art.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Montreal.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Montreal, Canada — 4 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Montreal is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montreal trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from San Miguel de Allende to Montreal in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Montreal. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in July since evenings lows in Montreal dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Curacao travel guide

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Beaches · Bridges · Scuba & Snorkeling
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves. Although part of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the island's population has developed its own distinct culture, a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American, with a Creole language called Papiamento. Along with its neighbors, Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao sits outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone" and boasts a warm, breezy climate throughout the year. On a Curacao vacation, you can laze, dive, or snorkel on its scenic stretches of sand, visit charming plantations in the interior, or roam the streets of Willemstad, renowned for its distinct architecture.
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Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Zipline · Beaches
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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Guanajuato travel guide

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Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.
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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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