33 days in Europe, United States & Australia Itinerary

33 days in Europe, United States & Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Europe, United States & Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
5
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Orlando, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
8
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Palatine Hill and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Pantheon. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take a stroll through Via Condotti.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Rome. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect nights in Rome to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Barceloneta Beach will get you outdoors. El Barri Gòtic and Carrer Montcada will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, shop like a local with Galeria La Lesia, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online route planner .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Paris is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, look for gifts at Camden Tea Shop, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Bronx Zoo and Point Lookout Beach. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner .

You can fly from London to New York City in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Point Lookout Beach, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
night
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 29th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove.

Start your trip to Orlando by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Visiting Fort Funston National Park and Bodega Dunes will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Sonoma to see Sonoma Coast State Beach about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, take a stroll through Union Square, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

You can fly from Orlando to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Head to Brett Whiteley Studio and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planning tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Sydney in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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