56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
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Pokolbin, Australia
— 4 nights
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Aarau
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Aarau, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Namur
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Namur, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
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Toulouse, France
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
Fly
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Art Gallery of New South Wales and Hyde Park Barracks will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Faulconbridge (Corridor of Oaks & Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum) and Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Antwerp to Sydney is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Antwerp in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Pokolbin, Australia

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours and Waverley Estate. You'll explore and learn at Australian Army Infantry Museum and Mistletoe Winery. Go for a jaunt from Pokolbin to Barrington to see Aussie Ark about 1h 50 min away. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines and get interesting insight from Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pokolbin online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Pokolbin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aarau.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Aarau, Switzerland

Aarau is a town, a municipality, and the capital of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau. You'll explore and learn at Stadtmuseum Aarau and Kloster Konigsfelden. Schloss Ebenrain and Jura World of Coffee are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Aarau side-trips: Augusta Raurica (in Augst), Wellness-Welt sole uno (in Rheinfelden) and CHEZ Camille Bloch (in Courtelary). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rochers des Sommetres, see exotic creatures in open habitats at SwissSafari GmbH, examine the collection at Naturama Aargau, and don't miss a visit to St. Ursenkathedrale.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aarau online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Pokolbin to Aarau with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Pokolbin in March, things will get much colder in Aarau: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Namur.

Things to do in Aarau

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Namur, Belgium

Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Citadelle (Citadel) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Eglise Saint-Loup and Frans-Duitse begraafplaats van Maissin are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux), Bastogne (BASTOGNE BARRACKS & Bastogne War Museum) and Arboretum Tervuren (in Tervuren). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bouillon, test your team's savvy at EnigmaLock, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Provincial des Arts Anciens du Namurois.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Namur holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aarau to Namur. In March in Namur, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Namur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Toulouse, France

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Saint-Sernin and Grotte de Massabielle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Augustins and Musee Georges Labit. Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Lourdes (Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes & Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception), Pays de l'Ours - ADET (in Arbas) and Angaka Village Nordique (in Les Cabannes). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, engage your brain at Cite de l'espace, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and admire the striking features of Hotel de Bernuy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse route builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Namur to Toulouse. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Namur in March, with highs in Toulouse at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Carcassonne, France

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Appreciate the collections at Musee De L'ecole and Musee La Seduction Francaise. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Chateaux de Lastours. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Sigean (Reserve Africaine de Sigean & Lac Lieu d'Art Contemporain), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Musee de la Prehistoire Regionale (in Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Chapellerie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Piano.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Montpellier, France

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Porte du Peyrou are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Chateau Fortia (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Eglise St-Trophime (in Arles) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Maison de la Nature, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

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.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. The British Museum and Buckingham Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and don't miss a visit to Stonehenge.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip app.

You can fly from Montpellier to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montpellier in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to The Hague.

Things to do in London

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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The Hague, The Netherlands

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.
Get some cultural insight at Grote Markt and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Museum-lovers will appreciate Frans Hals Museum and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles. Get out of town with these interesting The Hague side-trips: Kijk-Kubus (in Rotterdam), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read The Hague online trip planner.

You can fly from London to The Hague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to The Hague. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

New South Wales travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.

Canton of Aargau travel guide

4.1
Spas · Room Escape Games · Castles
Relaxation and tranquillity await you at the Canton of Aargau, best known for its hot sulphur and saline springs. The pile-dwellings of Beinwil am See and Seengen, both World Heritage Sites, evidence prehistoric settlements of the Neolithic and Bronze Age, while the villages of Endingen and Lengnau served as the country's Jewish ghetto in the 17th century. The region's heavily wooded plateau interlaced with rivers features plenty of ruined castles, fortresses, and old museums to peak your interest. Tour through local vineyards by foot or bike, or wash your worries away at the famed thermal spas.

Namur Province travel guide

3.7
Historic Sites · Caves · Specialty Museums
Intersected by two major rivers and punctuated by elegant towns, Namur province remains best known for its scenic natural areas. Rocky hills and deep valleys mark the province's northern and central sections, while its southern portion includes a large chunk of the Ardennes, a picturesque wilderness ideal for active vacationers. The city of Namur, located at the confluence of the rivers Meuse and Sambre, contains many of the region's top attractions, including a medieval citadel and a well-preserved old town. A standout among the province's smaller settlements, the riverside town of Dinant offers opportunities for adventure sports like rock climbing and canoeing.

Occitanie travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles

South Holland Province travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks