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

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

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Athens, Greece
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Split, Croatia
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Dublin, Ireland
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Queenstown, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wakatipu.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Queenstown visit planning tool.

Wellington to Queenstown is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday builder site.

You can fly from Queenstown to Istanbul in 28.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Istanbul, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. In June, Athens is somewhat warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Athens in June, things will get little chillier in Dubrovnik: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Hvar (Spanish Fortress & Franciscan Monastery). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, contemplate the long history of Old Split, pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and don't miss a visit to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Split trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Split takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Parasailing & Paragliding, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, walk around Lindenhofplatz, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning app.

You can fly from Split to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split in June, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 21st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then don't miss a visit to Casino Square, and finally try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, join the crowd at Monaco Grand Prix, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and finally don't miss a visit to Place du Palais.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Zurich to Monte-Carlo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, Monte-Carlo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Casinos · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech road trip app.

You can fly from Madrid to Marrakech in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Madrid to Marrakech, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and visit Alfama.

Planning Lisbon trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a leisurely stroll along Cais da Ribeira, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Porto, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Dublin, Ireland

— 6 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures, Kilkenny Castle, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday app.

Fly from Porto to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto in July, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Vancouver, Canada

— 6 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 21st (Thu), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Granville Island, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, stroll through Spanish Banks, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Vancouver takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin to Vancouver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Morocco travel guide

4.1
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.