59 days in South Pacific, United States, South America & Europe Itinerary

59 days in South Pacific, United States, South America & Europe Itinerary

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59 days in South Pacific, United States, South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Victoria, Canada
Drive + Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
5
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
8
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
9
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Quito, Ecuador
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  6​h 30​min
12
Caracas, Venezuela
— 1 day
foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
13
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
14
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
End: Victoria, Canada

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Let the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns capture your imagination. Spend the 3rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns journey planning website .

Victoria, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Victoria to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In September, Cairns is a bit warmer than Victoria - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Historic Village Herberton
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

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Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Entomological museum, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., and brush up on your military savvy at Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Melbourne by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Jewish Holocaust Centre
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, learn more about the world around you at Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

5
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sydney to San Francisco by flight takes about 17 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort and get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando attractions site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Orlando. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

3
nights
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ©
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Interpretation Center and Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll through Playa de Oro, identify plant and animal life at Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Baquerizo Moreno trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orlando to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

San Cristobal
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tijeretas ©
Cerro Tijeretas
Interpretation Center ©
Interpretation Center
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion

3
nights
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Puerto Ayora ©
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galeria Aymara and Maki-Art Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Maprae and The Angelique Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Ayora journey planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
Highlights from your plan
Charles Darwin Research Station ©
Charles Darwin Research Station
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve ©
El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve
Galeria Aymara ©
Galeria Aymara

4
nights
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

Puerto Villamil ©
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for wildlife, nature, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Concha de Perla, get impressive views of Sierra Negra, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Villamil day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
Highlights from your plan
Concha de Perla ©
Concha de Perla
Iglesia Cristo Salvador ©
Iglesia Cristo Salvador
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Quito, Ecuador

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, then explore the world behind art at Guayasamin Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at La Capilla Del Hombre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica del Voto Nacional, and finally explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Quito tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Villamil to Quito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Galapagos Time to Ecuador Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Quito are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Quito

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Casa Museo Guayasamin ©
Casa Museo Guayasamin
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania ©
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

1
day
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yurani Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Kama - Kama Meru, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Salto Agua Fria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Caracas online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Quito to Caracas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Venezuela Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Caracas

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Canaima National Park
Highlights from your plan
Salto Kama - Kama Meru ©
Salto Kama - Kama Meru
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco
Yurani Falls ©
Yurani Falls

5
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Caracas to New York City takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Caracas to New York City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, don't miss a visit to Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets, and contemplate the waterfront views at Het Twiske.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation maker website .

Getting from New York City to Amsterdam by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Amsterdam to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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