59 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

59 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Medellin, Colombia
— 1 night
2
Canberra, Australia
— 2 nights
3
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
4
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
5
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
8
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
10
Nice, France
— 6 nights
11
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
12
Biarritz, France
— 4 nights

1
night
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the architecture and history at Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and then steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Medellin trip planner.

Rock Hill, USA to Medellin is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. September in Medellin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Medellin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

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nights
Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Medellin to Canberra with the Route module. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Medellin to Canberra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in September, expect nights in Canberra to be colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George ©
Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George

6
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Bones and Jones. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Canberra in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Cattana Wetlands
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Opal Reef. Let the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Diwan (Daintree Entomological museum & Alexandra Bay Waterfall) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

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Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wangetti, Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Riga Motormuseum. Get some historical perspective at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Salaspils Memorial Ensemble. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, get the adrenaline pumping with Shooting Range Trapitava, kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Douglas to Riga. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Riga. When traveling from Port Douglas in September, plan for cooler days in Riga, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
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Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Riga Motormuseum ©
Riga Motormuseum

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Singel and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam holiday tool.

You can fly from Riga to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Grote Markt
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Strathblane Falconry and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and experience rural life at BobCat Alpacas.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online vacation planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. In September, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Strathblane Falconry, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:
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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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nights
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.
The British Museum and Buckingham Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at One Tree Hill and Platinum Training. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London journey maker tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Museum Rietberg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Alpineum in Lucerne, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY, get engrossed in the history at Haus zum Rech, and see the interesting displays at Focus Terra.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich vacation planner.

You can fly from London to Zurich in 5 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 Zurich. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Alpineum
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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 some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de la Mariniere. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, browse the exhibits of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice tour itinerary site.

Fly from Zurich to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Nice is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Saint-Paul de Vence, La Croisette
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain and Musee d'Arts Africains, Oceaniens et Amerindiens (MAAOA) will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marseille online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Calanques
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Asiatica and Musee Bellevue. Get a sense of the local culture at Phare de Biarritz and Eglise Saint Joseph de Biarritz. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Cote des Basques, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Milady, appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Biarritz online trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Biarritz by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz
Musee Asiatica ©
Musee Asiatica

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