22 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

22 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, expect Rome to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Bruges.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen, then examine the collection at Friet Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Bruges by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in April, with highs in Bruges at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels online tour planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Port Douglas, Australia — 2 nights

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Deep Retreat Port Douglas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas journey maker app.

You can fly from Paris to Port Douglas in 24.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Cairns, Australia — 2 nights

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 18th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.