57 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

57 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Adelaide, Australia
— 5 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Leverkusen, Germany
— 1 night
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
— 1 night
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Metz, France
— 3 nights
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Lens, France
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Auxerre, France
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Museum-lovers will appreciate La Cite du Vin and CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain. Step out of Bordeaux to go to Le Teich and see Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a taste of the local shopping with Promenade Sainte Catherine.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux holiday builder tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. In January, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 4 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Musee de Grenoble. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Reaumont to see Ballalama about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Histoire de Lyon, ponder the design of La Place des Jacobins, and see the interesting displays at Musee des Confluences.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Lyon are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Granet and MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain. Get some historical perspective at La Croisette and Palais des Papes. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Saint Michel Church & Trolib), Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire (in Villeneuve-Loubet). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marseille road trip site.

Fly from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in January, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation. Get some cultural insight at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Tossa de Mar) and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary site.

Getting from Marseille to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Plaza Mayor and Alcazar of Segovia. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Church of Santo Tomé, &more), Segovia (Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, San Martin Church, &more) and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, and admire the striking features of Templo de Debod.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Adelaide.
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Adelaide, Australia — 5 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Adelaide Oval and Carrick Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Migration Museum and National Motor Museum. Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Cudlee Creek to see Gorge Wildlife Park about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Diving Adelaide, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Maritime Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Adelaide takes 24.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8.5 hours traveling from Madrid to Adelaide. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Fort Nepean. Venture out of the city with trips to WaterMaarq (in Sorrento) and Ballarat (Ballarat Tramway Museum & Sovereign Hill). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder app.

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Hyde Park Barracks. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get a dose of the wild on After Dark Nature Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 5 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Falkenhof Paul Klima (in Dietramszell) and Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, examine the collection at BMW Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and steep yourself in history at Asamkirche.

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Getting from Sydney to Munich by flight takes about 25 hours. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Munich due to the time zone difference. In February, Munich is colder than Sydney - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Get some cultural insight at Würzburg Residence and Town Walls. Visit Fortress Marienberg and Altstadt for their historical value. Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral & Neumuenster) and Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) (in Rothenburg). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, step into the grandiose world of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, and admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stuttgart journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Munich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Leverkusen.
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Leverkusen, Germany — 1 night

Leverkusen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on the eastern bank of the Rhine. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Industriemuseum Freudenthaler Sensenhammer, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Burg, and then explore the galleries of LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leverkusen trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Stuttgart to Leverkusen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. February in Leverkusen sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kaiserslautern.
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Kaiserslautern, Germany — 1 night

Though relatively small, Kaiserslautern offers a surprisingly large number of opportunities for dining, nightlife, and relaxation.
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaiserslautern day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Leverkusen to Kaiserslautern takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Kaiserslautern, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Metz.
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Metz, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Œuvre de la cathédrale and Place de la Comedie will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Place Stanislas and Eglise Saint-Maximin. Get out of town with these interesting Metz side-trips: Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and see the interesting displays at Centre Pompidou-Metz.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Metz visit planner.

You can drive from Kaiserslautern to Metz in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Metz can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lens.
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Lens, France

Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lens attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Metz to Lens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will leave for Paris on the 21st (Wed).
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Lens to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Auxerre.
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Auxerre, France

Auxerre is the capital of the Yonne department and the fourth-largest city in Burgundy. For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Auxerre trip planning site.

You can drive from Paris to Auxerre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Auxerre, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sun).
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