44 days in South Pacific, Africa & Europe Itinerary

44 days in South Pacific, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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44 days in South Pacific, Africa & Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get lost in a book at State Library Victoria.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairo in 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Cairo at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pyramids of Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©

5
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Barcelona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect Barcelona to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
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Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and stroll around Casa de Campo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
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Parque del Retiro

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
On the 16th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Marrakech online travel planner .

You can fly from Madrid to Marrakech in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Madrid to Marrakech, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planning site .

You can fly from Marrakech to Paris in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice, and make a trip to Galerie Lifetime Gallery.

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Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Lérins Islands, Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Massif de l'Esterel
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Food Tours
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker website .

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Scuola di Cucina di Lella (in Siena). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Scuola di Cucina di Lella
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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