59 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

59 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Sittard, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Enschede, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Udine, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, Fly to Canberra
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Canberra, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nimes, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 4 nights
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Metz, France
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 night
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 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, and finally surround yourself with nature on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Antwerp online attractions planner.

Liege to Antwerp is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ghent, Belgium

— 5 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ghent: Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Church of Our Lady Bruges, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Graslei and Korenlei, snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

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You can drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Antwerp in June: highs in Ghent hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Venture out of the city with trips to La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux), Ardennes American Cemetery (in Neupre) and Forestia (in Theux). The adventure continues: make a trip to Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip app.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Sittard.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Sittard, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Sittard is a city in the Netherlands, situated in the southernmost province of Limburg.The town is part of the municipality of Sittard-Geleen and has some 48,400 inhabitants (including those of neighbouring villages Munstergeleen, Limbricht, Einighausen and Guttecoven).In its east, Sittard borders the German municipality of Selfkant (in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia).The city centre is located at 45 m above sea level.HistoryArchaeological discoveries have dated the first settlement in the Sittard area around 5000 B.C. Present day Sittard is assumed to have been founded around 850 A.D. and to have been built around a motte. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn about all things military at War Museum Eyewitness, see the interesting displays at Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum, and then appreciate the history behind Franciscus Huis Weert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Op Ezel Avontuur, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at GaiaZOO, and then identify plant and animal life at Brunssummerheide.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sittard holiday planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Sittard in 2 hours. June in Sittard sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Enschede.

Things to do in Sittard

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Enschede, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Visit Kamp Westerbork and Castle and gardens Twickel for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Het Lutterzand, see the interesting displays at Rijksmuseum Twenthe, and trek along De Dinkel.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Enschede driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Sittard to Enschede takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Enschede are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Enschede

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and NEMO Science Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, stroll around Natuurmonument Corversbos, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Enschede to Amsterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Let the collections at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte and Landesmuseum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Friedhof Fluntern and Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Museum Appenzell (in Appenzell), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, you will find days in Zurich are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chillon and The Cathedral of Bern. Appreciate the collections at Chaplin's World and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Bern sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Milan.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 6 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Egizio will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Milan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bern in June; daily highs in Milan reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planner.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Udine.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Udine, Italy

— 1 night
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). On the 12th (Tue), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale - Cividale del Friuli, pause for some serene contemplation at Il Tempietto Longobardo, steep yourself in history at Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Il Castello di Udine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Udine journey planner.

Getting from Florence to Udine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Udine can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Udine

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Canberra, Australia

— 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Popular historic sites such as Mugga-Mugga Cottage and Garroorigang Historic Home are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Shoalhaven River Gorge (in Marulan) and Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral (in Goulburn). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, stroll the grounds of Lanyon Drive Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ACT Baha'i Centre.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Udine to Canberra with the Route module. Traveling from Udine to Canberra, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Udine in July, things will get cooler in Canberra: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Canberra

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 19th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Roman Forum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Rome takes 27 hours. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Canberra to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in July; daily highs in Rome reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nimes.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Nimes, France

— 3 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Palais des Papes, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, then admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine, and finally explore the ancient world of La Maison Carree. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and finally explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nimes online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nimes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Nimes, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Saint-Etienne.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Etienne, France

— 4 nights
Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art et d'Industrie and L'Aventure Michelin. Get some cultural insight at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Chateau de Tournoel. Explore Saint-Etienne's surroundings by going to Statue de Notre Dame de France (in Le Puy-en-Velay), Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres) and Clermont-Ferrand (Place de la Victoire & Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Bisons d'Europe, see the sky in a new way at Planetarium de Saint-Etienne, don't miss a visit to La Martre de France, and go deep underground at Musee de la mine.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Etienne trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Nimes to Saint-Etienne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nimes in July; daily highs in Saint-Etienne reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Metz.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Metz, France

— 1 night

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Centre Pompidou-Metz, then don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville, then contemplate the long history of Porte des Allemands, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Metz trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Etienne to Metz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Metz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Museums