23 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

23 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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23 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  27 h
3
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  3 h 15 min
11
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Waiheke Island ©
Head to Waiheke Island, a place of white sandy beaches, palm trees, great wine, and relaxation, just 35 minutes off the coast of Auckland.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Connells Bay Sculpture Park, stop by Rangihoua Estate, then head outdoors with Ross Adventures, and finally do a tasting at Mudbrick Vineyard.

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Auckland Central to Waiheke Island is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of ferry and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Auckland Central in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Waiheke Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Auckland Central.

Things to do in Waiheke Island

Outdoors Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Connells Bay Sculpture Park ©
Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Rangihoua Estate ©
Rangihoua Estate

1
night
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Pauanesia, then brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Island.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Auckland Central trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Waiheke Island to Auckland Central in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Waiheke Island in October, you will find days in Auckland Central are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Auckland

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre ©
Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre
Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Pauanesia ©
Pauanesia

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night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir.

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Fly from Auckland Central to Manchester in 27 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland Central in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Manchester, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Glasgow on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Manchester

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Burrell Collection and then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Manchester to Glasgow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Burrell Collection ©
The Burrell Collection

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto, and finally don't miss a visit to Pantheon.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planner .

You can fly from Glasgow to Rome in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in October; daily highs in Rome reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence attractions planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Rionale, and finally get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mercato Rionale
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally stop by Paper Owl.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally examine the collection at Musee Rodin. On the next day, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and finally take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats, then get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and finally meet the residents at ARTIS.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hamburg Zoo and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hamburg using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally examine the collection at Pergamon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, then meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planning website .

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munich road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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