59 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

59 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
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Perth, Australia
— 5 nights
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Chartres, France
— 1 night
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Burnley, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Deventer
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Deventer, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium — 4 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei. Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Gravensteen, Ghent City Center, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Torture Museum Oude Steen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges travel planner.

Antwerp to Bruges is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore and learn at Atomium and René Magritte Museum. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Metz.
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Metz, France — 2 nights

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Metz trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Brussels to Metz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Metz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 4 nights

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Chateau de Kaysersberg. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf (in Mulhouse), Ecomusee d'Alsace (in Ungersheim) and Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile (in Ottrott). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des Aigles, see the interesting displays at Musee du Jouet, admire the masterpieces at Musee Bartholdi, and take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Colmar tour itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Metz to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 4 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Chateau de Chillon and The Rosengart Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Bourbaki Panorama will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Lucerne (Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Colmar to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will leave for Geneva on the 21st (Sun).
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Patek Philippe Museum. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne) and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux). The adventure continues: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, and don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane, Australia — 4 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Opal Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Newstead House, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Brisbane takes 24.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Geneva in May; daily highs in Brisbane reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 5 nights

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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and Jewish Holocaust Centre capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Perth.
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Perth, Australia — 5 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Fremantle Prison and Art Gallery of Western Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, stroll through Caversham Wildlife Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Chartres.
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Chartres, France — 1 night

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Le Compa and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Maintenon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chartres online tour planner.

Getting from Perth to Chartres by flight takes about 23 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chartres when traveling from Perth in June, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to West Bromwich.
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom — 1 night

West Bromwich is a town in Sandwell, West Midlands, England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum, stroll around Sandwell Valley Country Park, and then head outdoors with Valley Cycles.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the West Bromwich trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Chartres to West Bromwich in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chartres to West Bromwich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chartres in June, you will find days in West Bromwich are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Burnley.
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Burnley, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lancaster Castle and Clitheroe Castle and Museum. Get some cultural insight at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum and Gawthorpe Hall. Step out of Burnley to go to Preston and see Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Bride Stones & Wizard of Whirlaw and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Burnley trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Bromwich to Burnley takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Burnley can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Deventer.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

Deventer, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Airborne Cemetery and Airborne Museum at Hartenstein. Let the collections at Kroller-Muller Museum and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Deventer: Kasteel Doorwerth (in Doorwerth), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Arboretum de Dreijen (in Wageningen).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Deventer trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Burnley to Deventer with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Burnley to Deventer is 1 hour. When traveling from Burnley in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Deventer, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Groningen.
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Groningen, The Netherlands — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum and then admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdstation Groningen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Groningen itinerary planner.

Drive from Deventer to Groningen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Groningen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Teylers Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Madurodam and Grote Markt. Get out of town with these interesting Rotterdam side-trips: Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, take in nature's colorful creations at Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rotterdam visit planning website.

You can drive from Groningen to Rotterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive back home.
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