48 days in Europe, Africa & South Pacific Itinerary

48 days in Europe, Africa & South Pacific Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Franschhoek, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to Richards Bay Airport, Drive to Hluhluwe Game Reserve
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive to Richards Bay Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manly, Australia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Circular Quay Station, Fly to Queenstown
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glenorchy, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mataura Island, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Drive to Queenstown International Airport, Fly to Auckland International Airport, Drive to Bombay
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Bombay, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive
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Milford, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Newark

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luxembourg Gardens, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Retro Tour Paris. For shopping fun, head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter or Champs-Elysees. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

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Versailles, France

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palace of Versailles. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piece d'Eau des Suisses and then look for gifts at L'adresse gourmande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, contemplate the long history of Palace of Versailles, and then wander the streets of Quartier Saint-Louis.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Versailles trip planning website.

Drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Versailles, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Franschhoek, South Africa

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Boschendal Wine Estate as well as Franschhoek Motor Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Franschhoek Pass and Grand Provence Estate. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Huguenot Fine Chocolates and Masquerade Antiques And Things. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Topiary Wine Estate and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Franschhoek travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Versailles to Franschhoek in 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Versailles to Franschhoek. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Versailles in December; daily highs in Franschhoek reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Visiting Mkhuze Game Reserve and Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve will get you outdoors.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hluhluwe Game Reserve online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Franschhoek to Hluhluwe Game Reserve with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Franschhoek in December: highs in Hluhluwe Game Reserve hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Cape Town, South Africa

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Seal Island, Vergelegen Estate, Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Point and Bloubergstrand Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Helderberg Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: hike along Platteklip Gorge, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and stop by Watershed.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hluhluwe Game Reserve to Cape Town. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hluhluwe Game Reserve in December: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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Sydney, Australia

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours, Sydney Outback and AEA Luxury Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Bondi Beach and Opal Minded. Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and The Gap Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the history behind King Edward VII, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Sydney takes 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cape Town to Sydney. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Manly, Australia

Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Head Sanctuary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at 4 Pines Brewery Tours. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Manly Art Gallery and Museum, then stroll through Shelly Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Collins Flat Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manly trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Manly takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In January in Manly, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Manly

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Milford Sound, Moke Lake, Milford Sound Scenic Flights, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Shop till you drop at Queenstown Arts Centre and The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown. Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to The Chasm Walk (in Te Anau), Wanaka (Oxbow Adventure Co & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Milford sound Hwy (in Milford Sound). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, do a tasting at Chard Farm Winery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown attractions app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Queenstown in 7 hours. Traveling from Manly to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glenorchy.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Glenorchy, New Zealand

Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island region of Otago, New Zealand. You've now added Heli Glenorchy to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hike along Lake Marian Track, then explore the activities along Lake Gunn, and then see the top attractions with Heli Glenorchy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Humboldt Falls and then hike along Hollyford Track.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glenorchy journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Glenorchy takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mataura Island.

Things to do in Glenorchy

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Mataura Island, New Zealand

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Slope Point and then head outdoors with Curio Bay. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at McLean Falls Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at McLean Falls, and then get engrossed in the history at Waikawa Museum and Information Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mataura Island travel planner.

Traveling by car from Glenorchy to Mataura Island takes 3.5 hours. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Bombay.

Things to do in Mataura Island

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Bombay, New Zealand

You've now added GoSkydive New Zealand to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Hunua Falls and then cross one thing off your bucket list with GoSkydive New Zealand.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bombay online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mataura Island to Bombay. In January in Bombay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milford.

Things to do in Bombay

Adventure · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Milford, New Zealand

Your day by day itinerary now includes Mokoroa Falls. Get in touch with nature at Red Beach and Browns Bay Beach. Shop till you drop at TOI Gallery and Takapuna Markets. Get out of town with these interesting Milford side-trips: Kerr Farm Wine (in Kumeu) and The Hunting Lodge Winery & Restaurant (in Waimauku).

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milford trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bombay to Milford takes an hour. While traveling from Bombay, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milford, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Milford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

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.
SkyTower has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Howick Historical Village, then step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Sweet Red Strawberries, enjoy the sand and surf at Bethells Beach, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Auckland trip planner.

Auckland is just a short distance from Milford. In January in Auckland, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tohora Bora Bora, Mount Pahia and Shark Diving. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Otemanu and White Valley. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bora Bora trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Auckland to Bora Bora takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -22 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors