60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bochum, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 6 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Sala, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Marcaria, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vertova, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arquata Scrivia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium — 6 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Ghent (Ghent City Center, Graslei and Korenlei, &more) and Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp day trip planning app.

Paris, France to Antwerp is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Waalwijk.
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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Waalwijk, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Waalwijk is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Slot Loevestein and Speelgoed & Carnavalsmuseum Op Stelten. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijdend Unifil Museum de Dorstige-Types and Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waalwijk: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Kampina (in Boxtel) and Biesbosch Museum (in National Park De Biesbosch). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Waalwijk driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Waalwijk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Waalwijk are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bochum.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Bochum, Germany — 5 nights

Once a booming mining city and a critical piece of Germany’s heavily industrialized Ruhr region, Bochum today has morphed into a major hub of the service sector.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom) and Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. Let the collections at LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Hannover and Zeiss Planetarium capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Bochum side-trips: LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten (in Xanten), Adlerwarte Berlebeck (in Detmold) and Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum unter Tage - MuT, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, see the interesting displays at German Mining Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dorfkirche Stiepel.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bochum trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Waalwijk to Bochum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 6 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Le Chemin de la Corniche and Casemates du Bock. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Ducal Palace and Fort Thungen. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort), Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid) and Vianden Castle (in Vianden). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take a stroll through Barrio Grund, explore the historical opulence of Larochette Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Drai Eechelen.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Bochum to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:

Zurich, Switzerland — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Old Town. Landesmuseum and Museum Rietberg will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) & Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum), Peakdivers (in Bunzen) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich day trip planner.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 10:

Florence, Italy — 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Ponte Vecchio. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Florence hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Sala.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 17:

Santa Maria di Sala, Italy — 1 day

Santa Maria di Sala is a town in the province of Venice, Veneto, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Noale, explore the ancient world of Rocca dei Tempesta, and then cool off at Aquaestate.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Sala attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Santa Maria di Sala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Maria di Sala when traveling from Florence in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marcaria.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Marcaria, Italy — 4 nights

Marcaria is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Mantua in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 110km southeast of Milan and about 20km west of Mantua.Marcaria borders the following municipalities: Acquanegra sul Chiese, Borgoforte, Bozzolo, Castellucchio, Curtatone, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, Gazzuolo, Redondesco, San Martino dall'Argine, Viadana.The Renaissance writer Baldassarre Castiglione was born at Casatico in 1478. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Padernello and Chiesa di Sant'Andrea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ducal Palace and Museo di Don Camillo e Peppone. Get out of town with these interesting Marcaria side-trips: Le Vele Acquapark (in San Gervasio Bresciano), Riserva Naturale di Torrile e Trecasali (in Torrile) and Bosco Fontana (in Marmirolo).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marcaria online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Sala to Marcaria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vertova.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Vertova, Italy — 2 nights

Vertova is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 70km northeast of Milan and about 20km northeast of Bergamo. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Cattedrale Vegetale, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Cattedrale Verde Vegetale DI Oltre IL Colle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Vertova. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lago Di Endine, explore the activities along Lake Endine, and then examine the collection at Museo del Tessile.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vertova holiday builder tool.

Drive from Marcaria to Vertova in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Vertova are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Arquata Scrivia.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Arquata Scrivia, Italy — 2 nights

Arquata Scrivia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100km southeast of Turin and about 35km southeast of Alessandria.Arquata Scrivia borders the following municipalities: Gavi, Grondona, Isola del Cantone, Serravalle Scrivia, and Vignole Borbera.HistoryIt is located on the left bank of the Scrivia river. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acqua.Tor and Tempio della Fraternita. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rocca d'Olgisio and Castello Dal Verme di Zavattarello. Get out of town with these interesting Arquata Scrivia side-trips: Parrocchia S. Maurizio (in Pianello Val Tidone) and Parco delle Capanne di Marcarolo (in Capanne di Marcarolo). There's still lots to do: cool off at Parco Acquatico Bolleblu.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arquata Scrivia trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vertova to Arquata Scrivia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vertova in July; daily highs in Arquata Scrivia reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Melbourne, Australia — 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and Sovereign Hill will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route planner.

Explore your travel options from Arquata Scrivia to Melbourne with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Arquata Scrivia in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 4:

London, United Kingdom — 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Melbourne to London in 24.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11: