15 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

15 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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1
Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
2
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
4
Lille, France
— 1 night
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

4
nights
Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Mooloolaba Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane vacation maker.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Buderim Forest Park
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, thenexamine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, thendon't miss a visit to KolnTriangle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Aachen Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dusseldorf trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Dusseldorf takes 27 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in July: high temperatures in Dusseldorf hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cologne, Aachen Cathedral
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Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Aachen Cathedral ©
Aachen Cathedral

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Museum Plantin-Moretus, Grote Markt, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brussels vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dusseldorf to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antwerp
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus

1
night
Lille, France

Lille ©
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.
On the 7th (Tue), take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine, thendon't miss a visit to Place du Theatre, thensteep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange, and finally make a trip to Grande Place.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lille trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Brussels to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Musee La Piscine
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Musee La Piscine ©
Musee La Piscine
Old Stock Exchange ©
Old Stock Exchange
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague, thenexamine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), thenget engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Den Haag.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online vacation planner.

Getting from Lille to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) ©
Louwman Museum The Hague ©
Louwman Museum The Hague

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