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 Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and The Rocks Discovery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Rotorua, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Rotorua to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rotorua in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miniatur Wunderland and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Speicherstadt and St. Michael's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder), Arboretum Ellerhoop (in Ellerhoop) and Himmelmoor (in Quickborn). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Petri Kirche, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get a sense of history and politics at Townhall.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip builder website.

You can fly from Sydney to Hamburg in 24.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Hamburg is minus 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Hamburg at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historische Altstadt, then get a sense of history and politics at Bremer Rathaus, and then don't miss a visit to Marktplatz.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bremen trip planner.

You can drive from Hamburg to Bremen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride 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.
Popular historic sites such as Wormhoudt Massacre Site and Cathedrale de la Treille are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Vieux-Lille. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand (in Bray-Dunes) and Dune Dewulf (in Leffrinckoucke). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, don't miss a visit to Grande Place, identify plant and animal life at Parc du Heron, and steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange.

Plan a Lille trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bremen to Lille takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough 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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Blockhaus d'Eperlecques. La Coupole and Musée du Louvre-Lens will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lens: Maxim Guide Baie de Somme (in Boismont), Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lens trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lille to Lens takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lens are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) 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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Auxerre road trip website.

You can drive from Lens to Auxerre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) 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.
Visit Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Andre Cathedral and La Cite du Vin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Lascaux II (in Montignac), Musee d’Art et d’Archeologie du Perigord (in Perigueux) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and walk around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau).

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Auxerre to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. Get some cultural insight at Carrieres des Lumieres and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon), Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Ciotat) and Trolib (in Cassis). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, head off the coast to Chateau d'If, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor.

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

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Fresque des Lyonnais will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors), Musee de Grenoble (in Grenoble) and Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences, find something for the whole family at AviaSim Lyon, and stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in May, expect nights in Lyon to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car 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. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip maker app.

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 June, Bern is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Thun, explore the historical opulence of Oberhofen Castle, and then view the masterpieces at Thun-Panorama.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thun trip itinerary planner.

Thun is very close to Bern. In June, daytime highs in Thun are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 Jean Tinguely Museum. Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing and Basel Minster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, explore the galleries of Augusta Raurica, don't miss a visit to Town Hall, and stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur).

Planning Basel trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Thun to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Basel are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to St. Gallen.
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St. Gallen, Switzerland — 4 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Appenzeller Schaukaeserei and Museum Appenzell. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, see the interesting displays at Textile Museum St.Gallen, admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and don't miss a visit to Stiftsbibliothek.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read St. Gallen holiday planner.

Getting from Basel to St. Gallen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in St. Gallen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Appreciate the collections at Landesmuseum and Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near 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, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online journey planner.

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can 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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Benediktinerkloster St. Mang (in Fussen) and Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Alpseebad). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and view the masterpieces at Schack-Galerie.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munich holiday site.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Art Gallery of South Australia. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Diving Adelaide, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Gully, catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, and stroll around Thorndon Park.

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

Getting from Munich to Adelaide by flight takes about 24 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Munich to Adelaide. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Munich in June: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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