58 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Den Bosch
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Drive
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Chester
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Lyon, Train to Avignon
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Avignon, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive to Auckland International Airport, Fly to Duluth International Airport
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Duluth, United States
— 4 nights
Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Pietermaritzburg

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Noordbrabants Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the world behind art at Jheronimus Bosch Art Center.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Den Bosch trip itinerary planner.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to Den Bosch is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pietermaritzburg to Den Bosch due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Pietermaritzburg in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Den Bosch: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zwolle.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Zwolle, The Netherlands

Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Paleis Het Loo, then explore the world behind art at Herman Brood Museum & Experience, then examine the collection at Museum de Fundatie, and finally see the interesting displays at Historisch Centrum Overijssel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zwolle day trip planning app.

You can drive from Den Bosch to Zwolle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chester.

Things to do in Zwolle

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Chester, United Kingdom

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens and then meet the residents at Chester Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist's Church, and then contemplate the long history of Eastgate & Eastgate Clock.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chester road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zwolle to Chester with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zwolle to Chester. September in Chester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Chester

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Visit Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral for their historical value. Lascaux II and Tour Pey-Berland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, grab your bike and head to Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle, and explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain.

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Traveling by flight from Chester to Bordeaux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chester to Bordeaux is 1 hour. In September, Bordeaux is a bit warmer than Chester - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Popular historic sites such as Phare de Biarritz and Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Arnaga and Musee Asiatica. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Miramar, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Our Lady of the Rock - St Martin Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Mouriscot.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Biarritz road trip site.

Drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Biarritz sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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Avignon, France

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Escape the urban bustle at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue and Ile de la Barthelasse. Get some historical perspective at Palais des Papes and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Step out of Avignon to go to Les Baux de Provence and see Carrieres des Lumieres, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Pierre, see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Agricol.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Avignon tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Biarritz to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau d'If. Let the collections at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Paul Cezanne’s Studio capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Musee Granet) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille, and take a stroll through The Panier.

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Getting from Avignon to Marseille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musée Marc Chagall and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier du Vinaigrier.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Riga, Latvia

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and St. Peter's Church. Get outdoors at Gauja National Park and Dzintari Forest Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riga: Rundāle Palace (in Pilsrundale), Tervete Nature Park (in Tervete) and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble (in Salaspils). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, head outdoors with Jurmala Beach, make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, and examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Nice to Riga in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Nice to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in October, expect nights in Riga to be little chillier, around 5°C, while days are much colder, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get some historical perspective at St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Ngarru Gallery (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and stroll through The Blue Arrow Circuit.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Cairns takes 28 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Riga to Cairns. In October, Cairns is much hotter than Riga - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Brisbane, Australia

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get some historical perspective at Chenrezig Institute and Nepalese Pagoda. You'll explore and learn at Queensland Art Gallery and Opal Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 19°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rotorua Museum and Tukairangi Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Te Puia and Huka Falls Walkway. Step out of Rotorua to go to Taupo and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trot along with a tour on horseback, get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Rotorua takes 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Rotorua, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rotorua: highs are around 21°C and lows about 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Duluth.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Duluth, United States

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Lakewalk and Lake Superior Railroad Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Brighton Beach Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, make a trip to Canal Park, and see the interesting displays at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Duluth route app.

Explore your travel options from Rotorua to Duluth with the Route module. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Rotorua to Duluth due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rotorua in October; daily highs in Duluth reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

North Brabant Province travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos

Overijssel Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Landmarks

Cheshire travel guide

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Zoos · Room Escape Games · Parks
An idyllic rural retreat for anyone looking to escape the bustle of the big urban centers, Cheshire boasts a rich heritage and history dating to before the Roman era. The region attracts walkers and cyclists, offering a varied landscape of wooded hillsides and gentle lowlands, as well as a sprawling countryside of traditional English market towns and cozy little villages. Cheshire remains a great place for leisurely sightseeing, as it is still relatively undiscovered by tourists. Most travelers invariably end up visiting the nearby giant cities of Manchester or Liverpool, but those choosing to extend their holiday in Cheshire reap the rewards of a slower pace of life and the warm hospitality of the friendly locals.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.

Latvia travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.

Bay of Plenty Region travel guide

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Hot Springs · Zipline · Nightlife
Named by Captain Cook when he saw the abundance of food and supplies enjoyed by the native Maori population of the area, Bay of Plenty Region has a rich agricultural heritage, fertile farmland, and a climate that make this the home of the kiwifruit--a berry synonymous with New Zealand. Development has long supported the productivity of the area, with fishing villages and towns built around the farmland. Nowadays, these areas give visitors a direct route into the landscape and provide numerous Bay of Plenty vacation ideas: boat tours out into the bay, horticultural centers inland, and lots of hiking opportunities through the mountain ranges along traditional trade routes. Renowned for its lakes and areas of geothermal activity, Bay of Plenty Region offers great views of volcanoes and an abundance of geothermal pools in which to relax and heal.

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.