56 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

56 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 8 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 6 nights
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Wuhan, China
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 7 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 8 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights

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Sydney, Australia — 6 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades & The Three Sisters), Leura Mall (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, stop by Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning app.

Saitama, Japan to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saitama to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Saitama in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 8:

Melbourne, Australia — 8 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat Botanical Gardens (in Ballarat), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Cowes (Wildlife Coast Cruises & Koala Conservation Centre). Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: stroll through Conservation Hill Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online road trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Hong Kong.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 16:

Hong Kong, China — 6 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hong Kong Museum of History and Macao Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lantau island and Ruins of St. Paul's. Explore Hong Kong's surroundings by going to Macau (A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), Macau Museum of Art, &more). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Hong Kong by flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Hong Kong, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Wuhan.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 22:

Wuhan, China — 3 nights

The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Get some historical perspective at Mo Hill and Guiyuan Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hubei Provincial Museum and Memorial Hall of Wuchang Uprising in 1911 Revolution. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chu River Han Street and explore the activities along East Lake in Wuhan.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wuhan trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Hong Kong to Wuhan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Wuhan is a bit cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 7 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Popular historic sites such as The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Volodymyr's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Novi Petrivtsi (Battle for Kyiv 1943 National Museum & Mezhyhirya Residence Museum). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Wuhan to Kyiv (Kiev) with the Route module. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Wuhan to Kyiv (Kiev) due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Wuhan in May: high temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 3:

Berlin, Germany — 8 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Charlottenburg Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben), Kahnfaehrfrau (in Schlepzig) and Dresden (Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Bruehlsche Terrasse, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Berlin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 11:

Reykjavik, Iceland — 6 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). National Museum of Iceland and Perlan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Volcano House, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Berlin to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Barcelona, Spain — 7 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas for their historical value. Parc Guell and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), Tossa de Mar (Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar & Vila Vella (Old Town)) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip maker.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Barcelona in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, you will find days in Barcelona are much hotter (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 25: