33 days in South Pacific, Africa & Europe Itinerary

33 days in South Pacific, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Melbourne

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Melbourne, Australia — 2 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and National Gallery of Victoria. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Museum of Chinese Australian History. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cairo.
Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Cairo, Egypt — 6 nights

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Shop till you drop at Khan Al-Khalili and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx are in your itinerary. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza Plateau (in Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairo road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairo in 22 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Cairo is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get outdoors at Red Beach and Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see Experience Horse Riding, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Fira in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect Fira to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Fira to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fira in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Valencia.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips

Valencia, Spain — 4 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Head to Central Market of Valencia and La Objiteca Design Storefor plenty of shopping. Visit Valencia Cathedral and Plaza de la Virgen for their historical value. Step out of Valencia with an excursion to Playa de Levante in Benidorm--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, and take a memorable drive along Actio Birding.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia online trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Valencia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Valencia are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Evasion Canine and Seine River. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Valencia in November; daily highs in Paris reach 12°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 2 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Les Grands Chais Monegasques, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then browse the exhibits of The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, and then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Monte-Carlo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, things will get a bit warmer in Monte-Carlo: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.
Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos · Shopping
Side Trips

St. Moritz, Switzerland — 2 nights

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Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Muottas Muragl, take in the dramatic natural features at Berninapass, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mili Weber Haus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa.

Plan a trip to St. Moritz easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to St. Moritz in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in November, expect St. Moritz to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Spas · Tours
Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.