58 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

58 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
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Lille, France
— 3 nights
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Lens, France
— 3 nights
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Auxerre, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 6 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Thun, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Adelaide, Australia
— 4 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 Brett Whiteley Studio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's lots more to do: visit Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

Rotorua, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 4 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alter Elbtunnel and St. Michael's Church. Appreciate the collections at Miniatur Wunderland and U-Bootmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Arboretum Ellerhoop (in Ellerhoop), Himmelmoor (in Quickborn) and Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt, make a trip to Townhall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Hamburg in 24.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Hamburg, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bremen.
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Bremen, Germany — 1 night

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, and then don't miss a visit to Marktplatz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bremen trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Hamburg to Bremen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lille.
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Lille, France — 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. Get some historical perspective at Wormhoudt Massacre Site and Cathedrale de la Treille. Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Dune Dewulf (in Leffrinckoucke) and Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand (in Bray-Dunes). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Parc du Heron, wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, and make a trip to Grande Place.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bremen to Lille by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lens.
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Lens, France — 3 nights

Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Let the collections at La Coupole and Blockhaus d'Eperlecques capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Musée du Louvre-Lens. Explore Lens' surroundings by going to Maxim Guide Baie de Somme (in Boismont), Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck) and Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lens trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Lille to Lens in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lens are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Auxerre.
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Auxerre, France — 1 night

Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Auxerre driving holiday site.

You can drive from Lens to Auxerre in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Auxerre are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 4 nights

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Popular historic sites such as Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Lascaux II (in Montignac). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, and examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Auxerre to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 6 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Ciotat), Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon) and Trolib (in Cassis). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime, wander the streets of The Panier, and step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Colline de Fourviere. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee de Grenoble. Venture out of the city with trips to Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres) and Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors). There's much more to do: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences, don't miss a visit to Fresque des Lyonnais, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Lyon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 4 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Let the collections at Chaplin's World and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bern trip tool.

Getting from Lyon to Bern by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in July, things will get slightly colder in Bern: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thun.
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Thun, Switzerland — 2 nights

Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun, step into the grandiose world of Oberhofen Castle, and then view the masterpieces at Thun-Panorama.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thun road trip planning website.

Thun is just a stone's throw from Bern. In July, daily temperatures in Thun can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 2 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Beyeler and Augusta Raurica. Get some historical perspective at Basel Minster and Offene Kirche Elisabethen. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, make a trip to Town Hall, explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, and stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Basel road trip tool.

Getting from Thun to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St. Gallen.
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St. Gallen, Switzerland — 4 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Laurenzen and Kathedrale St.Gallen. Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museum Appenzell, get a taste of the local shopping with Appenzeller Schaukaeserei, examine the collection at Textile Museum St.Gallen, and get your bearings at Stiftsbibliothek.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St. Gallen travel route builder.

Drive from Basel to St. Gallen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Basel in July, plan for slightly colder days in St. Gallen, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum. Appreciate the collections at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Landesmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker website.

Getting from St. Gallen to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 5 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau), Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munich planning site.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide, Australia — 4 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Adelaide Oval. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Diving Adelaide, stroll through Cleland Wildlife Park, walk around Thorndon Park, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Find out how to plan Adelaide trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Munich to Adelaide in 24 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 8.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Munich in July, with highs in Adelaide at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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