60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Les Bains de Lavey and Trockener Steg. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and get great views at Gornergrat.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 6 nights

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 Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern & Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) 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 · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 7 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.
Get some cultural insight at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Peregrine Wines. Step out of the city life by going to QUEENSTOWN EXPEDITIONS and Arrowtown Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk (in Glenorchy) and Wanaka (Rippon Vineyard, Mount Iron Track, &more). There's still lots to do: hike along Queenstown Hill, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Queenstown takes 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

Christchurch, New Zealand

— 4 nights

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 Cardboard Cathedral and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Akaroa (The Giants House & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Conical Hill (in Hanmer Springs). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Air Force Museum of New Zealand, have fun at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michaels and All Angels, and steep yourself in history at Riccarton House & Bush.

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Fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 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

Wellington, New Zealand

— 5 nights

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 Cable Car Museum 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: identify plant and animal life at Staglands Wildlife Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at New Zealand Parliament, examine the collection at National War Memorial, and look and learn at Space Place at Carter Observatory.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wellington tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Christchurch to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Christchurch in January since evenings lows in Wellington dip to 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

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Huka Falls Walkway and Horseback Riding Tours. Get some cultural insight at Government Gardens and Te Puia. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track, Mount Maunganui Base Track, &more) and Lake Taupo (in Taupo). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, whizz through the canopy at Redwoods Treewalk, and take in the natural beauty of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rotorua road trip tool.

Fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Auckland, New Zealand

— 7 nights

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 Wine Tours & Tastings and The Kauri Museum. 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 Goat Island Marine Reserve (in Warkworth). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Rangitoto Island, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to SkyTower, and admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

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Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Auckland, 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

Avatoru, French Polynesia

— 2 nights
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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

— 7 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Otemanu and Matira Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Reef Discovery Bora Bora and White Valley. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pahia, relax and rejuvenate at Latitude Massage Bora Bora, and see the vivid underwater world at Leopard Rays Trench.

Before you visit Bora Bora, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Avatoru to Bora Bora by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Tromso, Norway

— 3 nights

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 The Arctic Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tromso Fjords. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, test your problem-solving skills at Arctic Escape, and explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.

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

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Alta, Norway

— 1 night
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 · Museums

Oslo, Norway

— 6 nights

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 Ostbanehallen. Visiting Oslomarka and Bygdøy will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott.

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Traveling by flight from Alta to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Alta in February, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

French Polynesia travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spanning an area of the South Pacific as large as Western Europe, French Polynesia includes 118 islands and atolls scattered across the blue ocean. White sand beaches (and pink and black) skirt rugged island peaks, while magnificent coral reefs form tranquil lagoons, dyed a startling blue and teeming with fish, eels, dolphins, rays, turtles, and sharks. The names Tahiti and Bora Bora conjure up images of private thatched bungalows built out over a lagoon, and couples silhouetted against the sunset. That said, a wide range of family-run hotels and bed and breakfasts offer less extravagant (and surprisingly affordable) experiences that take in more of the laid-back local culture.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.