56 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

56 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 8 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Wuhan, China
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 7 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 8 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights

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Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Appreciate the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Hyde Park Barracks. Venture out of the city with trips to Leura Mall (in Leura), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades & The Three Sisters). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, explore the galleries of Brett Whiteley Studio, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online tour itinerary planner.

Saitama, Japan to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saitama to Sydney. In May, Sydney is a bit cooler than Saitama - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 8 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Conservation Hill Reserve (in Rhyll), Cowes (Wildlife Coast Cruises & Koala Conservation Centre) and Ballarat Botanical Gardens (in Ballarat). Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong, China — 6 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hong Kong Museum of History and Ruins of St. Paul's. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lantau island and A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu). Explore Hong Kong's surroundings by going to Macau (Macao Museum, Macau Museum of Art, &more). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Hong Kong by flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Hong Kong, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Wuhan.
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Wuhan, China — 3 nights

The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Get some historical perspective at Mo Hill and Guiyuan Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hubei Provincial Museum and Memorial Hall of Wuchang Uprising in 1911 Revolution. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chu River Han Street and explore the activities along East Lake in Wuhan.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wuhan trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Hong Kong to Wuhan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Wuhan is a bit cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 7 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Popular historic sites such as The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Andrew's Church are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and St. Sophia's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Novi Petrivtsi (Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum & Mezhyhirya Residence Museum). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Golden Gate, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Insomnia Haunted House Kyiv.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wuhan to Kyiv (Kiev). You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Wuhan to Kyiv (Kiev) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wuhan in May, expect Kyiv (Kiev) to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 8 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse & Neues Grünes Gewölbe), Kahnfaehrfrau (in Schlepzig) and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berlin holiday builder website.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 6 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). National Museum of Iceland and Thingvellir National Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, see the interesting displays at Volcano House, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and admire the masterpieces at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Berlin to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 7 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. Parc Guell and Las Ramblas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Tossa de Mar (Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar & Vila Vella (Old Town)). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip maker.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Barcelona in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, you will find days in Barcelona are much hotter (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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