10 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

10 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Varenna, Italy
— 1 day
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Perth, Australia
— 1 night
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Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
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Canberra, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
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Fukuoka, Japan
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 day
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Kyoto, Japan
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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
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Tokyo, Japan to Bern is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect Bern to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 7°C. You'll set off for Interlaken on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 day
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 10th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich road trip tool.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vaduz driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Milan on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Vaduz to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and tram. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

Varenna, Italy

— 1 day
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, then explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and finally shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Varenna online holiday planner.

You can drive from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Varenna are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Perth, Australia

— 1 night

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 14th (Fri), stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Elizabeth Quay, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varenna to Perth. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature

Melbourne, Australia

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
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You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Canberra, Australia

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Boundless Playground.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Sydney, Australia

— 1 night

The Harbour City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder website.

You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Nightlife

Tokyo, Japan

— 1 night
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Tokyo in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites

Fukuoka, Japan

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Hiroshima, Japan

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will leave for Osaka on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Osaka, Japan

— 1 day
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Kyoto, Japan

— 1 night
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle and then admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."