56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
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
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Paestum, Italy
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  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
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
15
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 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
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©

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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Diwan and see Daintree Entomological museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online vacation planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Safaris
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Prague Castle and Karlstejn Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, wander the streets of Lesser Town, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Prague takes 28 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas to Prague, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Prague, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Karlstejn Castle
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Prague to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in August, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, steep yourself in history at Terme di Caracalla, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can 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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Paestum, Italy

Paestum ©
On the 21st (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura, explore the ancient world of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Athena, thenadmire the striking features of Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, and finally delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paestum trip site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Paestum takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Paestum: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites Museums
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II ©
Temple of Athena ©
Temple of Athena

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Duomo di Ravello and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Chiesa dell'Annunziata for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano) and Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo (in Cetara). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paestum to Ravello in 2 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Minori, Maiori, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

4
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Museo della Porziuncola. Popular historic sites such as Eremo delle Carceri and Santuario di Rivotorto are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Montefalco (Montioni Frantoio e Cantina & Wild Foods Italy) and Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono (in Fabriano). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, and get engrossed in the history at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi itinerary app.

Getting from Ravello to Assisi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in August since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to 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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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

4
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 The Baptistery of St. John. Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica of Santa Croce are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car 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

5
nights
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 Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at La Citadelle d'Entrevaux and Musee de la Castre. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Eglise St Pierre & Paul (in Cagnes-sur-Mer), La cité médiévale (in Eze) and Nice (Vieille Ville & Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Valbonne, and head off the coast to Lérins Islands.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cannes journey planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Cannes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Antibes, Nice, Musee Fragonard, Abbaye de Valbonne
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Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

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nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Ranville (Cimetières Militaires & Pegasus Memorial). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de Quineville, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Fort de Pirou.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bayeux itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Cannes to Bayeux in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cannes in September; daily highs in Bayeux reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Quineville, Ranville, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Chateau Du Taillis. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Cimetiere Marin (in Varengeville-sur-Mer), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Musee du Peigne (in Ezy sur Eure). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee De La Verrerie, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever, admire the striking features of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, and explore the world behind art at Verrerie, Centre Culturel du Manoir de Fontaine.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to 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) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blangy-sur-Bresle, Chateau Du Taillis, Cimetiere Marin, Abbaye de Jumieges, Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
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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) ©
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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

Drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to 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
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, see the interesting displays at Dutch Costume Museum and Dutch Costume Photo Studio, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary app.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Haarlem
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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