57 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

57 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Antwerp, Belgium
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Baden, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27 h
2
Katoomba, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Port Macquarie, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Byron Bay, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 20 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Toulouse, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Carcassonne, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
End: Antwerp, Belgium

2
nights
Baden, Switzerland

Baden ©
Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Munot and Hallwyl Castle. You'll explore and learn at Museum Langmatt and Historisches Museum Baden. Get out of town with these interesting Baden side-trips: Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel), Stoos Funicular (in Stoos) and Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino (in Schwyz). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Klingnauer Stausee, identify plant and animal life at Heiternplatz, and engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Baden trip planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Baden is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Baden

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Klingnauer Stausee, Munot, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Sattel Hochstuckli, Stoos Funicular
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Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Munot ©
Munot
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle

3
nights
Katoomba, Australia

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National Pass and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Hartley Historic Village and Faulconbridge Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Marrangaroo National Park (in Wallerawang) and Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Corridor of Oaks). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at The Three Sisters, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Baden to Katoomba with the Route module. Traveling from Baden to Katoomba, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Katoomba are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Faulconbridge, Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Marrangaroo National Park, The National Pass
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian National Maritime Museum and Darling Harbour. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to The Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning website.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in September, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Crommelin Native Arboretum
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
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ATTY Gallery ©
ATTY Gallery
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

4
nights
Port Macquarie, Australia

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Whitewashed Gallery and Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc.. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Wingham (Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve, Manning Valley Historical Museum, &more), North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie journey planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wingham, Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc., North Brother Mountain, Whitewashed Gallery, Yarriabini National Park
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Cattai Wetlands ©
Cattai Wetlands
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Tweed Heads) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Whian Whian State Conservation Area, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, and explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip app.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in September, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Pat Morton Lookout, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Tyagarah Nature Reserve, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Whian Whian State Conservation Area
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

20
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London attractions planner.

Fly from Byron Bay to London in 29 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Byron Bay in September, you will find days in London are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in London

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Richmond-upon-Thames, Stratford-upon-Avon, Maidstone, UK Wolf Conservation Trust
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Chateau Fort of Lourdes and Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette will appeal to museum buffs. Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception and Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix will appeal to history buffs. Explore Lourdes' surroundings by going to Chateau de Montaner (in Montaner) and Château de Pau (in Pau). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Pie X, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Bernadette, and make a trip to Mairie de Lourdes.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lourdes online day trip planner.

Fly from London to Lourdes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Lourdes to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Montaner, Château de Pau
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes

4
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Cite de l'espace and Fondation Bemberg. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Saint-Sernin and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toulouse: Musee Toulouse-Lautrec (in Albi) and Rocamadour (Cite Religieuse & La Foret des Singes). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, make a trip to Le Capitole, take in the waterfront at Port Viguerie, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Toulouse tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lourdes to Toulouse takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Albi, Rocamadour
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Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

6
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and Chateau Comtal. Appreciate the collections at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco and Musee De L'ecole. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret), Sentier du Littoral (in Argeles-sur-Mer) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Banyuls-sur-mer). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take in the exciting artwork at Cooperative Artisanale de la Cite - Le Vieux Lavoir, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Carnot.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne online trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cathedrale St-Jean, Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, Abbaye de Fontfroide, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc and then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Porte du Peyrou, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trip

Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

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