57 days in South Pacific, South America & Europe Itinerary

57 days in South Pacific, South America & Europe Itinerary

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57 days in South Pacific, South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  23 h
1
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
4
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  18 h 30 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
12
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
14
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Milan, Italy

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Village Gallery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. In March, Cairns is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route builder app .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Museum of Sydney. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

1
night
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini, learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mendoza online route builder .

Getting from Sydney to Mendoza by flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Sydney to Mendoza. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mendoza, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Museums
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Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through La Boca, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

4
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mirador de San Nicolas and Generalife. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Velez-Malaga (Teatro del Carmen, Convent of San Francisco, & more), Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Malaga (Museo de Malaga, Automobile and Fashion Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Albayzin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Granada road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Granada takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Granada is 4 hours. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Velez-Malaga, Malaga, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

4
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo Peinado. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Baños Arabes, Murallas de Levante, & more) and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (in Cordoba). There's much more to do: get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, take an in-depth tour of Musee Flamenco De Seville, catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ronda, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Lazaro Galdiano capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in March, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Visit Casa Batllo and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc Guell, get engrossed in the history at Museu Maritim de Barcelona, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg. Your inner history buff will appreciate Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Appenzell (Museum Appenzell, St Mauritius Church, & more), Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch (in Urnaesch) and Landsgemeindeplatz (in Trogen). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Appenzell, Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, Landsgemeindeplatz
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and St Mary's Church (in Swinbrook). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Mary's Church, Combe Mill, Stonehenge
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Chatsworth House. Popular historic sites such as St Lawrence Church and Brough Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Durham Cathedral (in Durham), St Anne's Hospital (in Appleby-in-Westmorland) and St Lawrences Church (in Crosby Ravensworth). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Stainmore Railway Company, explore the world behind art at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kendal Parish Church.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the York online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kendal, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Penrith, Stainmore Railway Company, Durham Cathedral
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St Lawrence Church ©
St Lawrence Church
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Scotland and The Real Mary King's Close. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planning site .

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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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.
Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Frans Hals Museum, & more) and The Hague (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Madurodam, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip maker app .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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