58 days in South Pacific, United States, Canada, Europe & Africa Itinerary

58 days in South Pacific, United States, Canada, Europe & Africa Itinerary

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58 days in South Pacific, United States, Canada, Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  7 h 45 min
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
2
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
3
Banff National Park, Canada
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h
4
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
11
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
13
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
14
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
15
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
16
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
17
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
18
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
19
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Canberra, Australia

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Kawarau Suspension Bridge. National Transport and Toy Museum and Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, stroll through Hollyford Track, steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Queenstown road trip website .

Canberra, Australia to Queenstown is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arrowtown, National Transport and Toy Museum, Hollyford Track, Kawarau Suspension Bridge
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement ©
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and San Francisco Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Legion of Honor. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and expand your understanding of the military at Presidio of San Francisco.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to San Francisco takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Queenstown to San Francisco, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, hit the slopes at Sunshine Village, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Banff National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Banff National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Banff National Park is colder than San Francisco - with highs of 1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Winter Sports Wildlife Outdoors
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 Sunshine Village ©
Sunshine Village
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The Historic Luxton Home Museum ©
The Historic Luxton Home Museum

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and then see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto trip builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Porto in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in March, things will get warmer in Porto: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Museums Historic Sites
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FC Porto Museum ©
FC Porto Museum
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Convent of Christ and Castelo de S. Jorge. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Roque, and take a stroll through Rossio Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Convent of Christ, Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Castelo dos Mouros
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar de Segovia. Explore hidden gems such as Catedral de Segovia and Museo Sorolla. Venture out of the city with trips to Avila (The Walls of Avila, Basilica de San Vicente, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid, and admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour builder app .

Getting from Lisbon to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in March: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Palau de Lloctinent. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona planning website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence driving holiday website .

Getting from Barcelona to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Pantheon. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Basilica and Cupola di San Pietro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Necropoli della Banditaccia (in Cerveteri) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome attractions planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Rome, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Necropoli della Banditaccia
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Let the collections at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Pinball Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wieliczka Salt Mine. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow route maker website .

Getting from Rome to Krakow by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in March, things will get slightly colder in Krakow: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Savior on the Spilled Blood. Step out of St. Petersburg to go to Kuzmolovsky and see WindTunnel FlyStation, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Peterhof Grand Palace, get engrossed in the history at History of Religion Museum, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of The Marly Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Krakow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in March, things will get slightly colder in St. Petersburg: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:
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Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stockholm Old Town and Botanical Gardens. Vasa Museum and Skansen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stockholm: Uppsala (Uppsala Domkyrka, Museum Gustavianum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen, examine the collection at Medeltidsmuseet, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Stockholm. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Uppsala
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Let the collections at Fram Museum and Munch Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet and Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum). Change things up with a short trip to Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution in Eidsvoll Verk (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, examine the collection at 22 July Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, and steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Stockholm to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Oslo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution, Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum)
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, explore the historical opulence of Craigmillar Castle, and examine the collection at Museum on the Mound.

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Getting from Oslo to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oslo to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in April, Edinburgh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums
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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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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Modern will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and pause for some serene contemplation at Westminster Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for London using our trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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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 Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ile Saint-Louis and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Chateau de Chantilly, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, don't miss a visit to Atomium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Buuren Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder app .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum Rietberg and Zoological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Glasi Hergiswil. Venture out of the city with trips to Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden (in Rapperswil), Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen) and Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, wander the streets of Niederdorf, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip tool .

You can fly from Brussels to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Uferpromenade Weggis, Glasi Hergiswil, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Fondation Beyeler, Kloster Einsiedeln
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Point and !Khwa ttu. Visit Groot Constantia and Dorp Street for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: SA Fisheries Museum (in Velddrif), Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum, Franschhoek Motor Museum, & more) and Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Cape Town takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Cape Town is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in April: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Stony Point Penguin Colony, SA Fisheries Museum, West Coast Fossil Park
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
West Coast Fossil Park ©
West Coast Fossil Park

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