60 days in South Pacific, Europe & United States Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific, Europe & United States Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Banbury, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba), Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary maker website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Sydney is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Brisbane, Australia — 2 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then walk around South Bank Parklands. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to London.
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Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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 out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Warwick (Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum & Guys Cliffe House). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London route planning site.

You can fly from Brisbane to London in 24.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in London reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Banbury.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

Banbury, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, 64mi northwest of London, 38mi southeast of Birmingham, 27mi south of Coventry and 21mi north-by-northwest of the county town of Oxford. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banbury: Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswold Motoring Museum & The Model Village), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Batsford Arboretum & Cotswold Falconry Centre). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, take in the pleasant sights at High Street Chipping Campden, and admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Banbury trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from London to Banbury by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.
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Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Banbury to Paris. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Banbury to Paris. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:

Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in Venice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Rome, Italy — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Rome, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online route planner.

Fly from Barcelona to New York City in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas, United States — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:

Yosemite National Park, United States — 6 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.
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Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:

Los Angeles, United States — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Taupo.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Taupo, New Zealand — 3 nights

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Taupo Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Great Lake Trail, and cool off at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taupo travel route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Taupo in 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 20 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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