56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  29​h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
6
Paestum, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Cannes, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
12
Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Rouen, France
— 3 nights
14
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
15
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
night
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 2nd (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns travel planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Cape Tribulation (Daintree Entomological museum & Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness). Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Prague.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Entomological museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Popular historic sites such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town Square and Prague Astronomical Clock. Change things up with these side-trips from Prague: Karlstejn Castle (in Karlstejn) and Cathedral of St. Barbara (in Kutna Hora). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, wander the streets of Mala strana, and make a trip to Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Prague takes 29 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Prague. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
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Katedrala Svateho Vita
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StaromEstske namEsti

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ca' Rezzonico. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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night
Paestum, Italy

Paestum ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura, explore the ancient world of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena, then explore the ancient world of Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, and finally explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paestum online holiday planner .

Drive from Rome to Paestum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Paestum are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites Museums
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Temple of Athena ©
Temple of Athena

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nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa Rufolo and San Lorenzo Cathedral. Step out of Ravello to go to Cetara and see Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, steep yourself in history at Villa Romana e Antiquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Paestum to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ravello can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amalfi, Maiori, Scala, Minori, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eremo delle Carceri and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono (in Fabriano) and Montefalco (Montioni Frantoio e Cantina & Wild Foods Italy). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in August since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montefalco, Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral. Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

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Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Lérins Islands will appeal to history buffs. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cannes: Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat), Vieille Ville (in Nice) and Eglise St Pierre & Paul (in Cagnes-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, explore the world behind art at Musee Jean-Honore Fragonard, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cannes trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Milan to Cannes in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Cannes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Nice, Antibes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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4
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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus). American Cemetery & Memorial and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to German Cemetery La Cambe (in La Cambe), Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, explore the ancient world of La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), take in the history at Omaha Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cannes to Bayeux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in September, things will get slightly colder in Bayeux: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Quineville, Ranville, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, German Cemetery La Cambe, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges. Let the collections at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Verrerie, Centre Culturel du Manoir de Fontaine capture your imagination. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) (in Fecamp), Cimetiere Marin (in Varengeville-sur-Mer) and Musee du Peigne (in Ezy sur Eure). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee De La Verrerie, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Du Taillis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ouen's Abbey.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rouen trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blangy-sur-Bresle, Chateau Du Taillis, Abbaye de Jumieges, Cimetiere Marin, Musee du Peigne
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see The Trianons & The Hamlet, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise), admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and make a trip to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and stroll through ARTIS.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Haarlem
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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