60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Avatoru, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 7 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Alta, Norway
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Les Bains de Lavey and Intercontinental Church Society. Visiting The Matterhorn and Gornergrat will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Zermatt is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Les Bains de Lavey ©
Les Bains de Lavey
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Basel Minster and Friedhof Fluntern are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Hightide Kayak School and Mt Pilatus. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern & Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)) and Basel (Jean Tinguely Museum & Rathaus). Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at Alpenbad, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alpenbad ©
Alpenbad
Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

7
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get some cultural insight at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Rippon Vineyard. Step out of the city life by going to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and Arrowtown Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk (in Glenorchy) and Wanaka (Mount Iron Track & Wanaka). There's lots more to do: hike along Ben Lomond Track, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Zurich to Queenstown by flight takes about 31 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Queenstown is 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glenorchy-Queenstown Road ©
Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Mount Iron Track ©
Mount Iron Track

4
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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Quake City and Canterbury Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Banks Peninsula and Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Hanmer Springs (Spas & Conical Hill) and Akaroa (The Giants House & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Riccarton House & Bush, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michaels and All Angels, make a trip to Cardboard Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch vacation planning website.

Getting from Queenstown to Christchurch by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Christchurch are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Quake City ©
Quake City
Air Force Museum of New Zealand ©
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Spas

5
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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Let the collections at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and National War Memorial capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Old St Paul's and Wellington Cable Car are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Wellington: Queen Charlotte Track (in Picton) and Kapiti Island Nature Tours (in Paraparaumu). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Oriental Bay, identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Wellington day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in January, Wellington is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Old St Paul's ©
Old St Paul's
Kapiti Island Nature Tours ©
Kapiti Island Nature Tours
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track

7
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Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Huka Falls Walkway and Redwoods Treewalk. Get some cultural insight at Government Gardens and Eat Street. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Lake Taupo (in Taupo) and Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track, Mount Maunganui Base Track, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, trot along with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, and contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rotorua itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Pilot Bay ©
Pilot Bay
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Wine Tours & Tastings. We've included these beaches for you: Piha Beach and Orewa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach), Tree Adventures (in Woodhill) and The Kauri Museum (in Matakohe). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Goat Island Marine Reserve, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, examine the collection at New Zealand Maritime Museum, and stroll through Cheltenham Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Auckland vacation planning tool.

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Auckland when traveling from Rotorua in February, with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Avatoru on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony
The Kauri Museum ©
The Kauri Museum
Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach

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Avatoru, French Polynesia

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Avatoru trip website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Avatoru takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Avatoru is minus 22 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu

7
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery and Off-Road Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Alain Despert and Bora Art Upstairs. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, take an unforgettable tour with Tahiti-Helicopters, explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point, and stroll through White Valley.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bora Bora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery ©
Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

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Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Perspektivet Museum and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tromso Fjords and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at Arctic Escape, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Tromso takes 37 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bora Bora to Tromso is 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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Alta, Norway

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Alta trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Tromso in February, expect Alta to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Astrup Fearnley Museet and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. Visiting Oslomarka and Bygdøy will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and get curious at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo travel route app.

Fly from Alta to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Alta in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

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