56 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

56 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Breda, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Drive
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Deventer, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Dunkirk, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Burnley, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Adelaide
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Adelaide, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Wollongong, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Nice
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Mechelen, Belgium

— 1 night
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the exhibits of Fort Breendonk, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Van Duffel, and then admire the striking features of St. Rumbold's Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mechelen trip planner.

Paris, France to Mechelen is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the history behind Brabo, then surround yourself with nature on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, and finally contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Antwerp journey planner.

Getting from Mechelen to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Breda.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Breda, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. On the 5th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Polski Cmentarz Wojskowy W Bredzie, stroll around Stadspark Valkenberg, examine the collection at Textile Museum, examine the collection at Breda's Begijnhof Museum, then don't miss a visit to Spanjaardsgat, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Van Breda.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Breda trip planner.

Drive from Antwerp to Breda in an hour. June in Breda sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Breda

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Anne Frank House and Grote Markt will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Stadhuis Haarlem), Old Church (in Delft) and Settels-Roofvogels (in Bunschoten). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, identify plant and animal life at Ilperveld, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip website.

Drive from Breda to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Deventer.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deventer, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kroller-Muller Museum and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Airborne Cemetery and Kasteel Doorwerth. Venture out of the city with trips to Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen), Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark (in Arnhem) and Kamp Westerbork (in Hooghalen). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld and steep yourself in history at Stadhuis van Deventer.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Deventer sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Deventer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Deventer sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Liege.

Things to do in Deventer

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, then get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial, and then brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne War Museum. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, steep yourself in history at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ardennes American Cemetery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liege trip tool.

Traveling by car from Deventer to Liege takes 3 hours. June in Liege sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Liege

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels holiday maker app.

Drive from Liege to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Groeningemuseum and Historic Centre of Brugge. Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent City Center, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Dunkirk, France

— 2 nights
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, don't miss a visit to Saint-Omer Cathedrale, and then learn about all things military at La Coupole. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Monument a Georges Guynemer, get engrossed in the history at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Dunkirk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Éloi Church, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Portuaire.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dunkirk online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Dunkirk takes 1.5 hours. June in Dunkirk sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Tower of London and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Buckingham Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham), Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm (in Aylesbury) and Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Sussex Falconry, and make a trip to Trafalgar Square.

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Getting from Dunkirk to London by car takes about 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dunkirk to London due to the time zone difference. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Conwy Castle and Merseyside Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford), Shrewsbury (Battlefield Falconry Centre & The Photoart Gallery) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Seacoast Safaris, take in the pleasant sights at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, take an in-depth tour of Pier Masters House, and explore the galleries of World Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from London to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Liverpool are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Burnley.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Burnley, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pendle Hill and Gawthorpe Hall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum and Lancaster Castle. Explore Burnley's surroundings by going to Cottage Museum (in Lancaster), Skipton Castle (in Skipton) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Clitheroe Castle and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Keep, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Burnley day trip planning website.

Drive from Liverpool to Burnley in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Burnley are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Burnley

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Adelaide, Australia

— 5 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as The Cedars and Adelaide Oval are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Migration Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia. Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Cudlee Creek to see Gorge Wildlife Park about 44 minutes away. Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, examine the collection at South Australian Aviation Museum, look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Gully.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Burnley to Adelaide. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 9.5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Burnley in July; daily highs in Adelaide reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Wollongong.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wollongong, Australia

— 2 nights
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, and then visit a coastal fixture at Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wollongong tour planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Wollongong by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Wollongong, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for little chillier nights in Wollongong, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Wollongong

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Matisse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wollongong to Nice. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Wollongong to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wollongong in July, expect nights in Nice to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Appreciate the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Chaplin's World. Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre will appeal to history buffs. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Riserva naturale Les Grangettes (in Villeneuve), Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne).

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geneva online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Nice to Geneva in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Geneva. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips