31 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

31 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The Rocks. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Sydney. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Melbourne, Australia

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Numismatic Museum. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archea Korinthos in Corinth--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Athens in 22.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Athens. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Athens at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. You'll explore and learn at Naval Maritime Museum and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Oria Art Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Fira sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip maker app.

You can fly from Fira to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fira in October, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence online travel route planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of Musei Civici Agli Eremitani, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site.

Make your Venice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc de Montjuic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday planner.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo and Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, walk around Parque del Retiro, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

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.