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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Madrid, Spain
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Sydney, Australia — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Sydney Opera House. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Jason Ree. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (in Katoomba), Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). There's still lots to do: stop by The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 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.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Melbourne, Australia — 1 night

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.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and Plaka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Archea Korinthos in Corinth--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, and examine the collection at Numismatic Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Athens in 22.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. 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.
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 Oia Santorini and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. 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.
Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

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 Galleria Borghese. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Musei Capitolini. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take a stroll through Trastevere, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fira in October, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

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

Venice, Italy — 2 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.
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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Paris, France — 4 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.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, 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.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

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 Parc de Montjuic. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Museo del Greco). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Australia travel guide

4.5
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

4.3
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.