40 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

40 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Lille, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 9 nights
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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Canberra, Australia
— 4 nights
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven ©

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kroller-Muller Museum and Philips Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at DePetrus and Van Abbemuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk), Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, don't miss a visit to Sint-Catharinakerk, walk around Stadswandelpark, and see the interesting displays at PSV Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eindhoven trip planner.

Cologne, Germany to Eindhoven is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. March in Eindhoven sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

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Specialty Museum
Philips Museum
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Kroller-Muller Museum
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Lille, France

Lille ©

Cultural Heart of Northern France

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Stock Exchange and Cathedrale de la Treille. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille and Musée du Louvre-Lens. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lille Zoo, don't miss a visit to Vieux-Lille, and get to know the fascinating history of Place du Theatre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lille trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Eindhoven to Lille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Royal Palace of Brussels. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Gravensteen (in Ghent) and Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, don't miss a visit to Atomium, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brussels tour site.

You can drive from Lille to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Esch-sur-Alzette.

Things to do in Brussels

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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Esch-sur-Alzette ©
Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises and 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum. Eglise Saint Henri and Vallei van de zeven kastelen will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Caves St Martin (in Remich), Musee de l'Ardoise (in Haut-Martelange) and Kikuoka Country Club (in Canach). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Biodiversum Reserve naturelle Haff Reimech, see the interesting displays at European Museum Schengen, make a trip to Rockhal, and steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Belval.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Esch-sur-Alzette trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Esch-sur-Alzette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Things to do in Esch-sur-Alzette

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
Musee A Possen
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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

La Chaux-de-Fonds ©
La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Musee d'histoire and Musee du Tram will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from La Chaux-de-Fonds: Creux du Van (in Gorgier), Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Bern Bridge) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres, examine the collection at International Museum of Watches, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Chaux-de-Fonds trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Esch-sur-Alzette to La Chaux-de-Fonds in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Esch-sur-Alzette in March since evenings lows in La Chaux-de-Fonds dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Forest
Creux du Van
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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.
Museo Egizio and Pinacoteca di Brera will appeal to museum buffs. Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Turin (Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, take an in-depth tour of Galleria 92, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip website.

Getting from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Milan by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from La Chaux-de-Fonds in March; daily highs in Milan reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano
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Museo Egizio
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Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian War Memorial and National Museum of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Portrait Gallery and Shoalhaven River Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Goulburn (St. Saviour's Cathedral & Riversdale National Trust Historic Homestead). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and engage your brain at Questacon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Canberra takes 28 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Canberra is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wolverhampton.

Things to do in Canberra

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Wolverhampton ©
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and SUKI Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Wollaton Hall and Park and St Peter's Collegiate Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Wolverhampton side-trips: Trentham Monkey Forest (in Stoke-on-Trent) and St Mary's Church (in Bridgnorth). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Banks's Park Brewery, admire the landmark architecture of Wightwick Manor and Gardens, and make a trip to MD Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wolverhampton online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canberra to Wolverhampton. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Wolverhampton, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Wolverhampton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Architectural Building
Wollaton Hall and Park
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Art Gallery
SUKI Gallery
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