60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Train to Basel SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris Orly
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Amiens, France
— 5 nights
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Lille, France
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 7 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Galerie Wydi capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Biosphaere Entlebuch, &more), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Barenpark (in Bern). There's much more to do: stroll through Mt Pilatus, take a stroll through Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Milan, Italy to Zurich is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in September, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 8 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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Visit Arc de Triomphe and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Amiens, France

— 5 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maison de Jules Verne and Phare d'Ailly. Change things up with these side-trips from Amiens: Honfleur (Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), Naturospace, &more), Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont) and Rando-Nature en Somme (in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Mesnieres, choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, and look for all kinds of wild species at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Amiens journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Amiens takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Amiens

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette. Get some historical perspective at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery and Old Stock Exchange. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lille: La Coupole (in Saint-Omer), Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand (in Bray-Dunes) and Lens (Musée du Louvre-Lens & Eglise Saint-Leger de Lens). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, get to know the fascinating history of Place aux Oignons, stroll the grounds of VC Corner Australian Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Grande Place.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lille online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Amiens to Lille in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 8 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, &more), Antwerp (Grote Markt, Town Hall (Stadhuis), &more) and The Ieper Fury (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges online vacation planner.

Getting from Lille to Bruges by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 8 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Madurodam), Haarlem (De Vishal, Grote Markt, &more) and Delft (Old Church & Het steen). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, walk around Vondelpark, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

Discover how to plan a Amsterdam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Let the collections at Chatsworth House and Eyam Plague Village Museum capture your imagination. Science and Industry Museum and Manchester Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, get your game on at Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing, take an in-depth tour of Manchester Jewish Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manchester vacation maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Manchester in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Manchester due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 7 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
You'll explore and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Den Gamle By. Your inner history buff will appreciate Helligaandskirken and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Aarhus: Egeskov Castle (in Odense) and Kyst- og Fjordcentret (in Oersted). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso, pause for some serene contemplation at Fredenskirken, and engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aarhus route planner.

Getting from Manchester to Aarhus by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Aarhus are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and Australian Sports Museum. Old Melbourne Gaol and Sovereign Hill will appeal to history buffs. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Pulpit Rock (in Cape Schanck), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Conservation Hill Reserve, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Aarhus to Melbourne in 27 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Aarhus to Melbourne is 9 hours. While traveling from Aarhus, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canton of Zurich travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Zoos · Mountains
Featuring over 50 museums and 100 art galleries, world-renowned shopping and exuberant nightlife, the Canton of Zurich is home to the bustling metropolis of the same name that overlooks Lake Zurich at the base the of the snow-capped Swiss Alps. Bahnhofstrasse is Zurich's main downtown street and one of the world's most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues, where you'll find high fashion labels, jewelry, and watches. Art lovers will relish the Kunsthaus and Rietberg museums, while hiking enthusiasts will appreciate the nearby trails. The places to visit offer a little something for everyone, from the hundreds of animals at the Zurich Zoo, to the party animals at the many nightclubs.

Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.

Hauts-de-France travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Landmarks · Room Escape Games
Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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West Flanders Province travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
West Flanders province contains Belgium's entire North Sea coastline, a major tourist destination in this part of Europe. In addition to a string of commercialized beaches, the province boasts several medieval cities soaked in history and rich in architectural heritage. Bruges, the provincial capital, serves as one of the country's major hubs of commerce, education, culture, and entertainment. Away from its heavily urbanized areas, West Flanders features a largely flat countryside crisscrossed by well-maintained roads and cycling paths. The province draws a growing number of foreign visitors with its lesser-known towns like Veurne and Ostend, which boast photogenic public squares, traditional breweries, and spired cathedrals.

North Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums

Greater Manchester travel guide

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Entertainment Centers · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Greater Manchester is a mix of high-density urban areas, modern suburbs, and quaint rural locations. In the 19th century, this region flourished as a global center of the cotton industry. Today it remains one of the country’s largest and most vibrant commercial areas, providing you with a multitude of vacation ideas. The region’s biggest and most significant urban center is Manchester, considered the social, economic, and cultural capital of this part of England. Noisy, vibrant, and truly multicultural, Greater Manchester is well connected to all other parts of the country by a first-class network of roads and one of the finest light-rail systems in the country, carrying nearly 20 million passengers each year and making it great place to base your holiday in this region. The area once had a negative reputation from its industrial past, but it's now a thriving urban region, known for its diversity and acceptance of all cultures--a pleasant attribute that makes up what it may lack in tourist attractions.

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.