60 days in Asia, Europe, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Europe, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in Asia, Europe, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h
2
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 30​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
15
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 30​min
16
Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
17
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

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day
Maafushi Island, Maldives

Maafushi Island ©
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach and then tour the water at your own pace with Arena Dive Club.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maafushi Island online driving holiday planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Maafushi Island is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Maafushi Island, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Maafushi Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arena Dive Club ©
Arena Dive Club

1
day
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Maafushi Island to Kathmandu by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and car. When traveling from Maafushi Island in November, plan for little chillier days in Kathmandu, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 10°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toAthens.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Plaka, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder .

Getting from Kathmandu to Athens by flight takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Kathmandu in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Athens: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Step off the beaten path and head to Roman Forum and Trastevere. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday maker website .

Getting from Athens to Rome by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in November, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Siena Cathedral and Piazza del Campo. You'll explore and learn at Uffizi Galleries and Basilica di Santa Croce. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Florence are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visiting Skigebiet Metsch and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

Make your Zermatt itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Florence to Zermatt by train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Skigebiet Metsch
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zermatt to Barcelona in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Prado National Museum and then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Champs-Elysees. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Marais and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

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Getting from Madrid to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, get engrossed in the history at British Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or James Joyce Cultural Centre. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pease Bay and Edinburgh Old Town. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Dublin to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Pease Bay
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town, then explore the world behind art at Fotografiska, and finally admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stockholm route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in December; daily highs in Stockholm reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Skansen ©
Skansen

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
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 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Atomium, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Brussels in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Stockholm in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brussels, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of Leidseplein, and take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planning app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Moraine Lake and Golden Nordic Ski Club. Get in touch with nature at Sunshine Village and Icefields Parkway. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Yoho National Park (in Field) and Chatter Creek (in Golden). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Amsterdam to Banff National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Banff National Park at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Golden, Yoho National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore hidden gems such as Milford Sound and Athol Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Domain Road Vineyard and Silver Fern Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Wanaka (Alpinism & Ski Wanaka, Wanaka, & more), Misha's Vineyard Tasting Room (in Cromwell) and Te Anau (Fishing Charters & Tours & Gertrude Saddle). On the 9th (Sat), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, hike along Key Summit Track, learn about winemaking at Maori Point Vineyard, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Hayes Walkway.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Queenstown by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 27 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 19 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wanaka, Cromwell, Te Anau, Hollyford Track, Key Summit Track
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Roys Peak Track ©
Roys Peak Track

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