56 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

56 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Lille, France
— 3 nights
2
Amiens, France
— 5 nights
3
Paris, France
— 9 nights
4
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
5
Tours, France
— 1 night
6
Nantes, France
— 3 nights
7
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
9
Franz Josef, New Zealand
— 2 nights
10
Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
11
Gomel, Belarus
— 1 day
12
Potsdam, Germany
— 3 nights
13
Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands
— 1 day
14
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
15
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

3
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Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Museum-lovers will get to explore LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and La Coupole. Popular historic sites such as VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Le Memorial International De Notre-Dame-De-Lorette are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Bray-Dunes (Dune du Perroquet & Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand), Reserve Naturelle Du Platier D'Oye (in Oye-Plage) and Dune Dewulf (in Leffrinckoucke). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, identify plant and animal life at Grange Nature, and make a trip to La Ferme Pedagogique du Parc du Lion.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lille trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Lille is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Lille, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Lille

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bray-Dunes, La Coupole, Reserve Naturelle Du Platier D'Oye, La Ferme Pedagogique du Parc du Lion, Grange Nature
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Site Ornithologique des Cinq Tailles ©
Site Ornithologique des Cinq Tailles
La Coupole ©
La Coupole

5
nights
Amiens, France

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Appreciate the collections at Maison de Jules Verne and Sir John Monash Centre. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Amiens side-trips: Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle), Ancre British Cemetery (in Beaumont-Hamel) and Serre Road Cemetery No.2 (in Hebuterne). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some photo ops at Australian National Memorial.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amiens trip maker.

You can drive from Lille to Amiens in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Amiens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Amiens

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Fouilloy, Beaumont-Hamel, Lochnagar Crater, Parc du Marquenterre, Maison de la Baie de Somme
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial

9
nights
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 Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & Hameau de la Reine). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website.

Getting from Amiens to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 19th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Amboise trip simple and quick.

Getting from Paris to Amboise by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Amboise are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tours.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Cheverny
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

1
night
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau de Villandry, then contemplate the long history of Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Langeais.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tours vacation planner.

Tours is very close to Amboise. In September in Tours, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Langeais, Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau ©
Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
Chateau de Langeais ©
Chateau de Langeais

3
nights
Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You'll explore and learn at Les Machines de L'ile and La Cite des Oiseaux. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens. Venture out of the city with trips to Marais du Mullembourg (in Noirmoutier en l'Ile), La Maison de la Riviere (in Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu) and Musee du Vignoble Nantais (in Le Pallet). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Cimetiere Parc.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tours to Nantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Nantes

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

La Cite des Oiseaux, Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens, Marais du Mullembourg, La Maison de la Riviere, Musee du Vignoble Nantais
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens ©
Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens

1
night
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Geological Formation Museum of Meteora, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, and then make a trip to Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Roussanou Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nantes to Kalambaka in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. National Gallery of Victoria and German Lutheran Trinity Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes), Conservation Hill Reserve (in Rhyll) and Bellbird dell (in Vermont). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Garden Estate, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, walk around Yarrunga Reserve, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kalambaka to Melbourne in 27 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kalambaka in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, Conservation Hill Reserve, The Briars Park, Panorama Garden Estate, Beaconsfield Flora & Fauna Reserve
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Franz Josef, New Zealand

Franz Josef ©
Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice.
Get a sense of the local culture at ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery and River Walk. Take a break from Franz Josef with a short trip to Minnehaha Walk in Fox Glacier, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Tatare Tunnels Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Franz Josef Glacier, trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, and stroll through Sentinel Rock Walk.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Franz Josef trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Franz Josef takes 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Franz Josef. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Fox Glacier
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Tatare Tunnels Walk ©
Tatare Tunnels Walk
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery ©
ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery
River Walk ©
River Walk

6
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin and Melnikov House. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Cathedral of All Sacred in Russia (in Domodedovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Otrada Amusement Park and Zoo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Moscow trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Franz Josef to Moscow. Traveling from Franz Josef to Moscow, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Moscow, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Gomel.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Otrada Amusement Park and Zoo, Cathedral of All Sacred in Russia, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

1
day
Gomel, Belarus

Gomel ©
Gomel is the administrative centre of Homiel Voblast and with 526,872 inhabitants (2015 census) the second-most populous city of Belarus. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory, then don't miss a visit to Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gomel trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Moscow to Gomel in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in October: highs in Gomel hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Potsdam.

Things to do in Gomel

Museums · Historic Sites
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Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory ©
Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory
Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble ©
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble

3
nights
Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam
Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sanssouci Palace and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Cecilienhof and Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Potsdam: Schlosspark Wiesenburg (in Wiesenburg), Radduscher Naturhafen (in Vetschau) and Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche, see the sky in a new way at URANIA-Planetarium, admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Naturparkzentrum Hoher Flaming.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Potsdam trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Gomel to Potsdam in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Schiermonnikoog.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Schlosspark Wiesenburg, Naturparkzentrum Hoher Flaming, Radduscher Naturhafen, Suedwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace
Schloss Cecilienhof ©
Schloss Cecilienhof

1
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Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. On the 19th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Vredenhof.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Schiermonnikoog tour itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Potsdam to Schiermonnikoog with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Schiermonnikoog are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Nijmegen.

Things to do in Schiermonnikoog

Historic Sites
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Vredenhof ©
Vredenhof

3
nights
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Nijmegen ©
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kroller-Muller Museum and Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cenakel kerk and Airborne Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nijmegen: Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549 (in Zutphen), Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk) and Renderklippen natuurgebied (in Heerde). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum de Dreijen, see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, and grab your bike and head to Stadsblokken Meinerswijk.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nijmegen vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Schiermonnikoog to Nijmegen with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nijmegen when traveling from Schiermonnikoog in October, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Oosterbeek, Cenakel kerk, Kroller-Muller Museum, Stadsblokken Meinerswijk, Zaadmarkt Zutphen-Rijksmonument woonhuis Het Bolwerck uit 1549
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Kootwijkerzand ©
Kootwijkerzand
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

3
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Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Settels-Roofvogels, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug, and then steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Hof, delve into the lush surroundings at Leersumse Veld, and then look for all kinds of wild species at De Lange Duinen.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Utrecht trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nijmegen to Utrecht in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Amersfoort, Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Leersumse Veld, De Lange Duinen
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Leersumse Veld ©
Leersumse Veld
Canals area ©
Canals area
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

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