60 days in Canada, Caribbean & South Pacific Itinerary

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Calgary, Canada
— 6 nights
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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
— 6 nights
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Deshaies, Guadeloupe
— 2 nights
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Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
— 4 nights
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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 3 nights
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St. George's, Grenada
— 5 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 6 nights
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Hobart, Australia
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur, Australia
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Calgary, Canada — 6 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Calgary: Sunshine Village (in Banff National Park), Canmore Cave Tours (in Canmore) and Banff (Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge, Vermilion Lakes, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Spruce Meadows, stop by The Shooting Edge, contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, and examine the collection at Glenbow Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Calgary driving holiday planning app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Calgary International Airport. November in Calgary sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Providenciales.
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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos — 6 nights

The most commercialized part of the Turks and Caicos, Providenciales remains the islands' tourism heaven, boasting many resorts, hotel chains, and condominiums.
Providenciales is known for beaches, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Grace Bay Beach, play a few rounds at Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club, take in the dramatic natural features at Smith's Reef, and make a trip to Leeward Beach.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Providenciales travel route planning website.

Getting from Calgary to Providenciales by flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in November, expect Providenciales to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Deshaies.
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Deshaies, Guadeloupe — 2 nights

The sleepy town of Deshaies walks the line between tradition and development, possessing an international feel while also sticking true to its island roots.
On the 14th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo De Guadeloupe Au Parc Des Mamelles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies and then kick back and relax at Plage de Grande Anse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Deshaies attractions planner.

Fly from Providenciales to Deshaies in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Deshaies can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Iles des Saintes.
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Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe — 4 nights

Les Saintes

Iles des Saintes, a small archipelago of eight islands, remains largely unblemished by touristic developments, offering instead a serene and natural introduction to island life.
Get out of town with these interesting Iles des Saintes side-trips: Saint-Claude (Madatet Fishing & La Soufriere Volcano), Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) (in Parc National) and Bleu Pearl Service Touristique (in Basse-Terre). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Les Saintes, kick back and relax at Plage Du Pain De Sucre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame-de-l' Assomption Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Iles des Saintes road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Deshaies to Iles des Saintes with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Francois.
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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe — 3 nights

A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
Saint Francois is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, head off the coast to Petite Terre, explore the striking landscape at Porte d'Enfer, and stop by Kreol West Indies.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint Francois trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by ferry from Iles des Saintes to Saint Francois takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to St. George's.
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St. George's, Grenada — 5 nights

The capital of the Island of Spice, St.
St. George's is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Grand Anse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Magazine Beach, meet some fierce fish with Aquanauts Grenada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palm Tree Gardens Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the St. George's trip planner.

Fly from Saint Francois to St. George's in 8 hours. November in St. George's sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Auckland.
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Auckland, New Zealand — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Auckland side-trips: Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach) and Of Hand & Heart (in Warkworth). Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, explore the world behind art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

Plan my trip to Auckland with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from St. George's to Auckland. Traveling from St. George's to Auckland, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. George's in November, expect nights in Auckland to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rotorua.
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 6 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.
Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to the Zeus Gallery (in Tauranga), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Hamilton Gardens (in Hamilton). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Huka Falls Walkway, and take in the natural beauty of Te Puia.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Rotorua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rotorua: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Wellington.
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Wellington, New Zealand — 3 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.
Wellington is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, and take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rotorua to Wellington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Christchurch.
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Christchurch, New Zealand — 3 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Explore Christchurch's surroundings by going to Akaroa (Coronation Library & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Christchurch Gondola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Christchurch itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Christchurch takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Christchurch when traveling from Wellington in December, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Queenstown.
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Queenstown, New Zealand — 6 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.
Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Te Anau (The Chasm Walk, Milford Sound, &more) and Chard Farm Winery (in Gibbston). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, view the masterpieces at Silver Fern Gallery, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online holiday planner.

You can fly from Christchurch to Queenstown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Hobart.
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Hobart, Australia — 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Step out of Hobart to go to Kettering and see Raptor Refuge, which is approximately 40 minutes away. On the 24th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, don't miss a visit to Handmark Galleries, stop by Sullivans Cove, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Queenstown to Hobart in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Hobart is minus 2 hours. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur, Australia — 3 nights

Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and hike along Three Capes Track.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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Turks and Caicos travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks
Known as the location of one of the longest coral reefs in the world, Turks and Caicos offer scenic white-sand beaches, calm waters, and warm, sunny weather. Apart from the upscale resorts in Providenciales, which is known for its award-winning beach, the rest of the scenery remains mostly pristine and uncrowded. On a trip to Turks and Caicos, you can spend days lazing on a deserted beach, go island hopping, and enjoy a range of fun activities, from world-class snorkeling and diving, to hiking, sailing, deep-sea fishing, and bird-watching.
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Guadeloupe travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Butterfly Island
Experience a lively mixture of French and Afro-Caribbean culture on your Guadeloupe vacation. The archipelago consists of two main islands connected by bridges spanning a mangrove swamp, and a number of smaller islands to the south. The island of Grande Terre is mostly flat and arid, offering numerous scenic beaches and lively small towns, while Basse Terre features verdant jungles and mountainous terrain, crowned by a tall volcano. On a tour of Guadeloupe, you can enjoy a variety of beach activities, partake in hiking through a national park, and bask in the vibrant atmosphere of charming towns and villages.
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Grenada travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Specialty Museums
Island of Spice
The fertile and lively island nation of Grenada allows for itineraries both adventurous and serene. The main island and six smaller ones offer unspoiled interior landscapes of lush vegetation, impressive waterfalls, and winding rivers, explorable on a number of ecotourism experiences, such as rafting, hiking, and climbing. The coastal areas provide long stretches of golden sand, backed by large and popular resorts, while the humble urban areas have become particularly well-known for their atmospheric eateries, serving local cuisine using produce from the Island of Spice. One of the main things to do in Grenada has to be marine exploration, with dive sites offshore representing some of the most abundant in the region, with impressive coral formations providing home for a schools of tropical fish.
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New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
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.
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