60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Auxerre, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Setubal, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Cape Town International Airport
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Perth, Australia
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Columbus, United States
— 2 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Enschede, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
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Auxerre, France

— 2 nights
Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Les Caves Bailly Lapierre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Village Medievale, then admire the striking features of Basilique Sainte Madeleine, and finally don't miss a visit to La Goulotte - Association "Fondation Christian et Yvonne Zervos". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee Saint-Germain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint Eusèbe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, and finally don't miss a visit to The Clock Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Auxerre day trip planner.

Paris to Auxerre is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Auxerre are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Auxerre

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, view the masterpieces at Galerie Estades Lyon, then see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally examine the collection at Musee des Confluences.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Auxerre to Lyon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Get some cultural insight at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis and Museu Serralves will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto driving holiday website.

You can fly from Lyon to Porto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lyon to Porto. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Porto when traveling from Lyon in March, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Setubal.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Setubal, Portugal

— 4 nights
Setúbal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo and Casa do Corpo Santo - Museu do Barroco.. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Capela dos Ossos and Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Setubal: Evora (Igreja de Sao Francisco, Aldeia da Terra, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Maria da Graca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Jesus of Setubal, and get answers to all your questions at Casa da Baia – Centro de Promocao Turistica.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Setubal day trip planner.

You can drive from Porto to Setubal in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Setubal

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Groot Constantia and District Six Museum. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Great Synagogue, and take an in-depth tour of Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre.

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Explore your travel options from Setubal to Cape Town with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Setubal to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Setubal in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 3 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally look for gifts at Deer Design by Jess. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg day trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Perth, Australia

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and finally walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Perth route maker.

Getting from Johannesburg to Perth by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 6 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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and The Rocks Discovery Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in March, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Auckland, New Zealand

— 5 nights

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Appreciate the collections at New Zealand Maritime Museum and Kiwa Art. Get out of town with these interesting Auckland side-trips: Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach) and EcoZip Adventures (in Oneroa). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to SkyTower.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Auckland online visit planner.

Fly from Sydney to Auckland in 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Auckland

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Los Angeles, United States

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some cultural insight at Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Center. Popular historic sites such as Greystone Mansion and Park and Italian American Museum of Los Angeles are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Auckland to Los Angeles in 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbus, United States

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Easton Town Center, then get curious at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), then see the interesting displays at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of German Village. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Jubilee Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Columbus Food Adventures.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Columbus tour itinerary app.

Fly from Los Angeles to Columbus in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Columbus is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Columbus to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC, United States

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at White House, admire the masterpieces at Corcoran Gallery of Art, and contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Columbus to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Columbus in April since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and The British Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and Apsley House. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London travel route planner.

Getting from Washington DC to London by flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Washington DC to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eindhoven.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to St. Catharinakerk, then see the interesting displays at PSV Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen. On your second day here, walk around Genneper Parken, admire the masterpieces at Van Abbemuseum, then see the interesting displays at Philips Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Eindhoven.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Eindhoven online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Eindhoven takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Eindhoven, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Eindhoven sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Enschede.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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. Get some historical perspective at Hunebed D28 & D29 and Kamp Westerbork. You'll explore and learn at Fries Museum and Hunebed Centre. Explore Enschede's surroundings by going to Groningen (Hoofdstation Groningen, Groninger Museum, &more), Leeuwarden (Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden & Station Leeuwarden) and D27 (in Borger). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Het Lutterzand, examine the collection at Rijksmuseum Twenthe, contemplate the long history of De Lonneker Molen, and make a trip to Papeloze Kerk, Hunebed D49.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Enschede journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Enschede takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Enschede

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & St Michael's Bridge). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges travel route builder app.

You can drive from Enschede to Bruges in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Bruges, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.