60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
11
Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
12
Melbourne, Australia
— Few hours
End: Melbourne, Australia

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge. Shop till you drop at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Square. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon journey maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Lisbon to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Diseno Propio. Artesania.. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Barrio de Salamanca are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, wander the streets of Paseo de la Castellana, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, view the masterpieces at Nuovum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barceloneta Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris route maker .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Sheun Gallery. Visit Vieille Ville and St Nicholas Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin, view the masterpieces at Atelier Mike, and examine the collection at Musee Matisse.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Nice is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fondazione Bisazza and Giudecca 795 Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Chiesa degli Eremitani, & more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in February; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Padua, Fondazione Bisazza
Highlights from your plan
Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica di Santa Croce capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at M.G. Design and Collezione Roberto Casamonti. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip maker app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Florence are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Let the collections at Kundry Bottega d'Arte and Museo Diocesano capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata). Venture out of the city with trips to Cetara (Spiaggia Lannio & Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo), Positano (MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, Miniaci Art Gallery, & more) and Basilica di Santa Trofimena (in Minori).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ravello road trip app .

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in February, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Cetara, Scala, Minori, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sol’Art Ceramiche and Galleria Borbonica. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Vietri sul Mare (Ceramica D'Urso Vietri & Museo provinciale della Ceramica), Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio (in Scala) and Salerno (Castello di Arechi, Made In Salerno, & more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and browse for treasures at Ospedale delle Bambole.

Plan trip to Naples with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Ravello to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in February since evenings lows in Naples dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

9
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. Shop till you drop at Ermou Street and Orlik Gallery. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, see the interesting displays at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and view the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planning website .

You can fly from Naples to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naples to Athens due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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hours
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 National Gallery of Victoria. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, stroll through Sandridge Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Melbourne takes 23 hours. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Athens to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in March, expect Melbourne to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

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