31 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Funafuti, Tuvalu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 5 nights
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Shuttle to Malaga, Fly to Nice, Shuttle to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 15 nights
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Funafuti, Tuvalu — 2 nights

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located. On the 3rd (Tue), get advice or help at Tuvalu National Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, and then get a sense of history and politics at Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Funafuti trip builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Funafuti is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Tuvalu Time (TVT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dubai in January, with highs in Funafuti at 36°C and lows at 30°C. You'll set off for Gibraltar on the 4th (Wed).
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 5 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Michael's Cave and Apes Den. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, get a new perspective on nature at The Gibraltar National Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphin Adventure, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mediterranean Steps.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gibraltar road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Funafuti to Gibraltar. Traveling from Funafuti to Gibraltar, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funafuti in January, expect Gibraltar to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 5 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Explore hidden gems such as Japanese Gardens and Casino Square. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and admire the striking features of Place du Palais.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo online trip maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Gibraltar to Monte-Carlo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gibraltar in January; daily highs in Monte-Carlo reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vatican City.
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Vatican City, Italy — 15 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Pieta and Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting Vatican City side-trips: Necropoli della Banditaccia (in Cerveteri), Bracciano (Il Bastione della Sentinella, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, &more) and Antiquarium di Pyrgi e Area archeologica (in Santa Marinella). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, stroll through Piste da Fondo Cinque Confini, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vatican City vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Monte-Carlo to Vatican City takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Tue).
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Tuvalu travel guide

3.8
Nature & Parks · Government Buildings
A group of tiny atolls and reef islands in the South Pacific, Tuvalu offers plenty of seaside appeal. Most visitors start and end their tour of Tuvalu on Fongfale, the main islet where you'll find the majority of accommodations and other tourist-oriented facilities. Beaches fringed by palms remain the main attractions on Tuvalu, with visitors coming to dive and snorkel the waters sheltering a variety of tropical fish and sea turtles. Others head for the uninhabited islets, which provide no amenities but plenty of chances to spot a range of sea birds.
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Monaco travel guide

4.1
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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