59 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

59 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Katowice, Poland
— 5 nights
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Hillerod, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Fly to Biarritz
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Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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La Rochelle, France
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 15 nights
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Dinant, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Zofingen
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Zofingen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
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Katowice, Poland

— 5 nights
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Guitar History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Rynek, Gliwice and Old Town- Historic Center. Explore Katowice's surroundings by going to Church of the Exaltation of the Cross (in Istebna), Piastowska Tower (in Cieszyn) and Lesny Park Niespodzianek (in Ustron). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Computer and Information Technology, make a trip to Church of St. Michael the Archangel, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Scouts of September, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Katowice trip itinerary tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Katowice is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Budapest in September, you will find days in Katowice are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hillerod.

Things to do in Katowice

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Hillerod, Denmark

— 5 nights
Popular historic sites such as Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg are in your itinerary. The Karen Blixen Museum and Frederiksborg slotshave are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hillerod's surroundings by going to Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Viking Ship Museum), Hedeland (in Hedehusene) and Jaegerborg Dyrehave (in Klampenborg).

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hillerod trip planner.

Getting from Katowice to Hillerod by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Hillerod can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Hillerod

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Biarritz, France

— 5 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes and Parish Our Lady of the Rock - St Martin Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa Arnaga and Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Mouriscot, don't miss a visit to Phare de Biarritz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Imperiale.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Hillerod to Biarritz. Traveling from Hillerod in September, expect Biarritz to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 5 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Moulin de la Rouzique and La Cite du Vin will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Place de la Bourse and Chateau de Monbazillac for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Musee du Chai de Lardimalie (in Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac), Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, make a trip to The Water Mirror, take in the views from Pont de Pierre, and admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bordeaux trip planning website.

Drive from Biarritz to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

La Rochelle, France

— 6 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Association Hermione-La Fayette and Chateau Royal de Cognac. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Martell Cognac's Visitors Center and Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes. Change things up with these side-trips from La Rochelle: La Maison de la Lieutenance (in Cognac), Camino de Santiago (in Saintes) and Maillezais (Abbaye de Maillezais & Embarcadere de l'Abbaye). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, enjoy the sea views from Phare du Bout du Monde, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, and identify plant and animal life at Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the La Rochelle day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bordeaux to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 15 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Blandin Cadeaux (in Les Andelys), Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder app.

Getting from La Rochelle to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Dinant.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dinant, Belgium

— 3 nights
Located along the Upper Meuse Valley, the city of Dinant features colorful buildings framing its famous church and a clifftop citadel in the background.
Popular historic sites such as Parc de Furfooz and Abbaye de Maredsous are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bastogne War Museum and Maison Adolphe Sax. Explore Dinant's surroundings by going to Chateau de Bouillon (in Bouillon) and Mardasson Memorial (in Bastogne). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Dinant, snap pictures at Charles-de-Gaulle Bridge, make a trip to Eglise Collegiale Notre-Dame, and examine the collection at Maison Leffe.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dinant driving holiday planner.

Drive from Paris to Dinant in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dinant, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zofingen.

Things to do in Dinant

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zofingen, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Zofingen is a city in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. Get some historical perspective at Wildegg Castle and Hallwyl Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Ebenrain and Schloss Lenzburg. Explore Zofingen's surroundings by going to Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau), Emmentaler Schaukaeserei (in Affoltern im Emmental) and Baden (Historisches Museum Baden & Ruine Stein). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Heiternplatz, make a trip to Alte Holzbruecke, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildpark Roggenhausen.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Zofingen day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dinant to Zofingen. In October in Zofingen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Zofingen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 7 nights

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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Lennox Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba Cascades (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zofingen to Sydney. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zofingen to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zofingen in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Silesia Province travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Castles · Ski Areas

Copenhagen Region travel guide

4.4
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
An area filled with cafes, boutiques, and historical buildings, Copenhagen Region houses everything from a charming Old Town to royal palaces and castles. Known as one of the most environmentally friendly regions in the world, the towns and cities here can be easily cycled through, offering visitors a unique way to tour attractions. Indulge in a meal at one of the many highly rated restaurants, which offer local and international cuisine.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.

Namur Province travel guide

3.7
Historic Sites · Caves · Specialty Museums
Intersected by two major rivers and punctuated by elegant towns, Namur province remains best known for its scenic natural areas. Rocky hills and deep valleys mark the province's northern and central sections, while its southern portion includes a large chunk of the Ardennes, a picturesque wilderness ideal for active vacationers. The city of Namur, located at the confluence of the rivers Meuse and Sambre, contains many of the region's top attractions, including a medieval citadel and a well-preserved old town. A standout among the province's smaller settlements, the riverside town of Dinant offers opportunities for adventure sports like rock climbing and canoeing.

Canton of Aargau travel guide

4.1
Spas · Room Escape Games · Castles
Relaxation and tranquillity await you at the Canton of Aargau, best known for its hot sulphur and saline springs. The pile-dwellings of Beinwil am See and Seengen, both World Heritage Sites, evidence prehistoric settlements of the Neolithic and Bronze Age, while the villages of Endingen and Lengnau served as the country's Jewish ghetto in the 17th century. The region's heavily wooded plateau interlaced with rivers features plenty of ruined castles, fortresses, and old museums to peak your interest. Tour through local vineyards by foot or bike, or wash your worries away at the famed thermal spas.

New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.