45 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

45 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Perth, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly to Béziers-Vias Airport, Drive to Narbonne
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Narbonne, France
— 3 nights
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Avignon, France
— 4 nights
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Arles, France
— 4 nights
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Eze, France
— 2 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Venice
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Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 4 nights
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Annecy, France
— 4 nights
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Chambery, France
— 2 nights
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Reims, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
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Perth, Australia

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Perth International Airport. In January in Perth, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Melbourne, Australia

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.
For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London online itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to London in 24.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect London to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Narbonne.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Narbonne, France

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the South

The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Narbonne: Perpignan (Castillet & Cathedrale St-Jean), Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan) and Chateau de Peyrepertuse (in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Donjon Gilles Aycelin, pick up some local products at Les Halles de Narbonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Just, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Palais des Archeveques.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Narbonne online itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from London to Narbonne with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Narbonne, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Narbonne

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Avignon, France

— 4 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Brasserie Artisanale Meduz (in Uzes) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse.

For photos and tourist information, read Avignon day trip website.

Getting from Narbonne to Avignon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Avignon are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Arles, France

— 4 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arles: Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée & Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau) and Nimes (Jardins de la Fontaine, La Maison Carree, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, get engrossed in the history at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime.

To find out how to plan a trip to Arles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Arles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eze.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Eze, France

— 2 nights
Hillside villages along the Mediterranean coast don't come more picturesque than Eze, attracting vacationers with its perfectly preserved medieval streets, colorful botanical gardens, and sweeping sea views.
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Fort de la Revere, then kick back and relax at Eze Sur Mer Strand, then contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then don't miss a visit to Citadelle Saint-Elme.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Eze trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Arles to Eze takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Eze

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eze to Venice. Traveling from Eze in January, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Chamonix, France

— 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chamonix: La Plagne (in La Plagne-Tarentaise) and Les Portes du Mont-Blanc (in Megeve). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip maker.

You can drive from Venice to Chamonix in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Annecy, France

— 4 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Annecy side-trips: Oxygene Ski School La Plagne (in Macot-la-Plagne), Val Thorens (Domaine Skiable de Val Thorens & Prosneige) and Aiguille Rouge (in Les Arcs). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Station de Ski les Saisies, snap pictures at Pont des Amours, and glide through natural beauty at La Clusaz.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Annecy day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Annecy sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chambery.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Chambery, France

— 2 nights
Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. On the 11th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Musee Dauphinois, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, and then learn about winemaking at Chartreuse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lac du Bourget, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the local landmark of La Fontaine des Eléphants.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chambery vacation planning app.

Drive from Annecy to Chambery in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Reims.

Things to do in Chambery

Museums · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Remi, and finally admire the striking features of Palais du Tau. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, learn about winemaking at Mercier, and then learn about winemaking at Moet et Chandon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Reims trip planner.

You can fly from Chambery to Reims in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Reims can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Reims to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.