56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
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Pokolbin, Australia
— 4 nights
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Aarau, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Namur, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 5 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Australian National Maritime Museum and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Faulconbridge (Corridor of Oaks & Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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

Antwerp, Belgium to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Antwerp to Sydney is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Antwerp in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society

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Pokolbin, Australia

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours and Waverley Estate. You'll explore and learn at Australian Army Infantry Museum and Mistletoe Winery. Go for a jaunt from Pokolbin to Barrington to see Aussie Ark about 1h 50 min away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Harkham Wines and soar above the sights with Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pokolbin holiday planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aarau.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours ©
Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

6
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Aarau, Switzerland

Aarau ©
Aarau is a town, a municipality, and the capital of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau. You'll explore and learn at Stadtmuseum Aarau and Aargauer Kunsthaus. Schloss Ebenrain and Kloster Konigsfelden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Aarau side-trips: CHEZ Camille Bloch (in Courtelary), Wellness-Welt sole uno (in Rheinfelden) and Augusta Raurica (in Augst). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres, take an exotic tour of SwissSafari GmbH, don't miss a visit to St. Ursenkathedrale, and explore the activities along Klingnauer Stausee.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aarau trip app.

Explore your travel options from Pokolbin to Aarau with the Route module. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Pokolbin to Aarau due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Pokolbin in March: high temperatures in Aarau hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Namur.

Things to do in Aarau

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Heiternplatz ©
Heiternplatz
Schloss Ebenrain ©
Schloss Ebenrain
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica

5
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Namur, Belgium

Namur ©
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Eglise Saint-Loup are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Citadelle (Citadel) and Frans-Duitse begraafplaats van Maissin are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bastogne (Bastogne Barracks & Bastogne War Museum), La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Arboretum Tervuren (in Tervuren). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bouillon, test your team's savvy at EnigmaLock, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Provincial des Arts Anciens du Namurois.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Namur holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aarau to Namur. In March in Namur, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Namur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Bastogne Barracks ©
Bastogne Barracks
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Saint-Sernin and Church of Les Jacobins. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Augustins and Cite de l'espace. Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Angaka Village Nordique (in Les Cabannes), Lourdes (Grotte de Massabielle, Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, &more) and Pays de l'Ours - ADET (in Arbas). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, make a trip to Le Capitole, get engrossed in the history at Musee Historama, and explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Toulouse online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Namur to Toulouse. In March, Toulouse is somewhat warmer than Namur - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Appreciate the collections at Musee La Seduction Francaise and Lac Lieu d'Art Contemporain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Musee de la Prehistoire Regionale (in Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Toulouse to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
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Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses ©
Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Cathedrale St-Pierre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Chateau Fortia (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Eglise St-Trophime (in Arles) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Maison de la Nature, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. The British Museum and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay) and Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and don't miss a visit to Stonehenge.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip app.

You can fly from Montpellier to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montpellier in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to The Hague.

Things to do in London

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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Get some cultural insight at Grote Markt and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Museum-lovers will appreciate Frans Hals Museum and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles. Get out of town with these interesting The Hague side-trips: Kijk-Kubus (in Rotterdam), Keukenhof (in Lisse) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read The Hague online trip planner.

You can fly from London to The Hague in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to The Hague. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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