52 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

52 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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52 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 45​min
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Shanghai, China
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
9
Nimes, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
train:  10​h
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
12
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
13
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  9​h
15
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
16
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
17
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
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Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Auckland holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Auckland. In April in Auckland, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for Paris on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Auckland

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and then pause for some photo ops at The Bund City Sculptures.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Auckland to Shanghai in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Auckland to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shanghai, with lows around 15°C. On the 29th (Wed), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
The Bund City Sculptures ©
The Bund City Sculptures

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin des Plantes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

Getting from Shanghai to Paris by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Paris is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Shanghai in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Fondation Louis Vuitton ©
Fondation Louis Vuitton

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) and Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc de Majolan, don't miss a visit to Fountain of Three Graces, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public, and ponder the design of Monument aux Girondins.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toPorto.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Historic Sites
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Jardin Public ©
Jardin Public
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Parc de Majolan ©
Parc de Majolan

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 8th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cabo da Roca, then make a trip to Rossio Train Station, then get great views at Miradouro da Senhora do Monte, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip website .

You can fly from Bordeaux to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bordeaux to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In May in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte ©
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Ribeira Square, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take some stellar pictures from Porto Bridge Climb, and finally walk around Parque da Cidade do Porto.

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You can fly from Bordeaux to Porto in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Porto, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Lisbon on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Porto

Parks
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Parque da Cidade do Porto ©
Parque da Cidade do Porto
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Cais da Ribeira ©
Cais da Ribeira

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see San Martin Bridge in Toledo, approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Barrio de Las Letras, walk around Parque Madrid Rio, and admire the striking features of Palacio De Cristal.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid due to the time zone difference. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

San Martin Bridge
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Parque Madrid Rio ©
Parque Madrid Rio
San Martin Bridge ©
San Martin Bridge
Palacio De Cristal ©
Palacio De Cristal

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Placa d'Espanya as well as Las Ramblas. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Born and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nimes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Born ©
El Born

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Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jardins de la Fontaine and La Bambouseraie en Cevennes. The adventure continues: get outside with Escattes Aventure, take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne, walk around Bois de Espeisses, and examine the collection at Musee de la Romanite.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nimes day trip website .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Nimes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Nice on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Nimes

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

La Tour de l’Horloge, La Bambouseraie en Cevennes
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Jardins de la Fontaine ©
Jardins de la Fontaine
Escattes Aventure ©
Escattes Aventure
Bois de Espeisses ©
Bois de Espeisses

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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.
Saint-Paul de Vence has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence and then make a trip to Place Massena.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toulouse in May, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint-Paul de Vence
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You will leave for Naples on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Naples is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and make a trip to Miglio Sacro.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Florence on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Naples

Museums
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Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro

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Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, and then contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence travel planner.

Getting from Naples to Florence by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Venice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) has been added to your itinerary.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vienna holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, Vienna is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lammerklamm and Residenzbrunnen. Go for a jaunt from Salzburg to Golling an der Salzach to see Gollinger Wasserfall about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress Hohensalzburg, admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and steep yourself in history at Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gollinger Wasserfall
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cologne Cathedral and St. Maria im Kapitol. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, delve into the distant past at Praetorium, contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cologne travel route app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Salzburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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Praetorium ©
Praetorium
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience Flight Simulator and then head outdoors with City Scoot.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Singapore online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Cologne to Singapore takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Singapore Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Cologne, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Singapore, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Battlebox ©
Battlebox

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