49 days in South Pacific, Africa & Europe Itinerary

49 days in South Pacific, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Drive to Port Louis
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Port Louis, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 1 night
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Sun City, South Africa
— 1 night
Shuttle to Johannesburg, Fly to George
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Knysna, South Africa
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Coronet Peak, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then walk around Village Green. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown attractions planner.

Rajkot, India to Queenstown is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 3 nights

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rotorua: Taupo (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Huka Falls Walkway, &more). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Wikitoria Maori Healing.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rotorua journey planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Gold Coast, Australia

— 2 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rotorua in August, things will get a bit warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Perth, Australia

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, don't miss a visit to Winthrop Hall, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Perth in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth. In August in Perth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Louis.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites

Port Louis, Mauritius

— 2 nights
A multicultural melting pot of a city, the Mauritian capital of Port Louis--or simply "Louis," as it's affectionately known--represents the most populous area of Mauritius.
On the 31st (Tue), hunt for treasures at Central Market, take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Blue Penny Museum, then examine the collection at L'Aventure du Sucre, and then contemplate the long history of Citadel.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Louis trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Port Louis. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Perth to Port Louis due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in August; daily highs in Port Louis reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Port Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 1 night
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Pereybere Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Trou aux Biches.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Baie trip planner.

Grand Baie is very close to Port Louis. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Sun City, South Africa

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pilanesberg National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sun City sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Baie to Sun City. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Grand Baie to Sun City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Baie in September: highs in Sun City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Knysna, South Africa

— 1 night
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Knysna road trip app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sun City to Knysna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Sun City, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Knysna, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town route website.

You can fly from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, explore the ancient world of House of the Grand Portal, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then steep yourself in history at Lupanar, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naples day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Naples takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Naples is minus 1 hour. In September, Naples is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Naples to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in September, plan for little chillier nights in Venice, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

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You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London tour planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Edinburgh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier days in Edinburgh, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isle of Skye: Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan), Plockton Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Kyle of Lochalsh (Eilean Donan Castle & Favourite Things). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed, take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, and don't miss a visit to The Lump.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips