60 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Almere, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
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Auckland, New Zealand — 5 nights

City of Sails

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.
Relax by the water at Orewa Beach and Karekare Beach. Get in touch with nature at Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre and Muriwai Gannet Colony. Change things up with these side-trips from Auckland: Sculptureum (in Matakana), Red Beach (in Red Beach) and Pakiri Beach Horse Rides - Day Tours (in Wellsford). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the geological forces at Rangitoto Island, learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Bohemian Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Auckland road trip planner.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Auckland International Airport and Hamilton International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Auckland are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
World Heritage Kinderdijk and Van Gogh Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Canals area (in Utrecht) and Old Church (in Delft). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, engage your brain at Body Worlds, explore the engaging exhibits at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Fly from Auckland to Amsterdam in 26.5 hours. Traveling from Auckland to Amsterdam, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Almere.
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Almere, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Almere is a planned city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through De Hege Gerzen.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Almere online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Almere takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 6 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Appreciate the collections at Bastogne War Museum and Groeningemuseum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like In Flanders Fields Museum and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Venture out of the city with trips to From Texas to Bastogne, Aggies go to War (in Bastogne), Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pairi Daiza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and explore the world behind art at Francois Duesberg Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Almere to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and Latin Quarter. Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planning website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Albufeira.
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Albufeira, Portugal — 1 night

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 20th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Falesia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Albufeira trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Paris to Albufeira by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Albufeira is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Albufeira at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, admire the striking features of Sintra National Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Albufeira in December, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 3 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Take a break from the city and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Off-Road Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Girao, take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, take a peaceful walk through Laurissilva Forest, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pico do Arieiro.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Funchal trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Funchal in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Funchal to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Evora.
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Evora, Portugal — 1 night

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela dos Ossos.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Evora trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Evora takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Funchal in December, with highs in Evora at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria Borbonica and Underground Naples. Popular historic sites such as Catacombe di San Gennaro and Monte Cassino are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: War Museum WinterLine Venafro (in Venafro), Parrocchia Santi Cosma e Damiano (in Vairano Scalo) and Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Tesoro di San Gennaro, make a trip to Gesu Nuovo Church, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and get great views at Castel Sant'Elmo.

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You can fly from Evora to Naples in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Evora to Naples is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Naples are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Change things up with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square.

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Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 6 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.
Palazzo Te and Scuola Grande di San Rocco will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Storico Ferrara and Centro Storico di Venezia. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Castello Estense (in Ferrara), Parrocchia San Giovanni Battista (in Ospedaletto Euganeo) and Parrocchia di San Michele Arcangelo (in Candiana). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and explore the world behind art at Ca' Rezzonico.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 3 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Get some historical perspective at Schloss Heidelberg and Alte Universitaet. Stadel Museum and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Kunsthalle Mannheim (in Mannheim) and Heidelberg (Philosopher’s Walk, Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Romer and see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation.

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You can fly from Venice to Frankfurt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Frankfurt are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 5 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Michael's Church and Speicherstadt. Miniatur Wunderland and Museum of Hamburg History will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Sankt Peter-Ording (Hauptstrand & Sankt Peter Ording Beach). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wildpark Schwarze Berge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Hamburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Hamburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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