59 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

59 days in South America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Medellin, Colombia
— 1 night
2
Canberra, Australia
— 2 nights
3
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
4
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
5
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
8
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
10
Nice, France
— 6 nights
11
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
12
Biarritz, France
— 4 nights

1
night
Medellin, Colombia

Medellin ©
Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the architecture and history at Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and then steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Medellin trip planner.

Rock Hill, USA to Medellin is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. September in Medellin sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Medellin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta
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Museo de Antioquia ©
Museo de Antioquia

2
nights
Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, thenget engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Medellin to Canberra with the Route module. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Medellin to Canberra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in September, expect nights in Canberra to be colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra Rotary Peace Bell ©
Canberra Rotary Peace Bell

6
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Bones and Jones. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Canberra to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in September: highs in Cairns hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Cattana Wetlands
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

5
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree Entomological museum and Mossman Gorge Centre. Let the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Wangetti, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Safaris

4
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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. Get some historical perspective at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Nativity of Christ Cathedral. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, identify plant and animal life at Shooting Range Trapitava, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Riga trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Douglas to Riga. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Riga. Expect colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in September: highs in Riga hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
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Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble ©
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble

5
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Singel and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, get engrossed in the history at Museum Van Loon, explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Amsterdam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Grote Markt
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Strathblane Falconry and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and experience rural life at BobCat Alpacas.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online vacation planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. In September, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Strathblane Falconry
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Buckingham Palace and The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at One Tree Hill and Platinum Training. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London journey maker tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Change things up with a short trip to Alpineum in Lucerne (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, examine the collection at Focus Terra, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and get engrossed in the history at Haus zum Rech.

Discover how to plan a Zurich trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from London to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Plage de la Mariniere. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Antibes (Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes & Musée d'Archéologie). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and browse the exhibits of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Zurich to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in Nice reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Plage de la Mariniere, Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Saint-Paul de Vence, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Arts Africains, Oceaniens et Amerindiens (MAAOA), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marseille sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Marseille sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Calanques
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Asiatica and Planete Musee du Chocolat Biarritz. Get a sense of the local culture at Phare de Biarritz and Parish Our Lady of the Rock - St Martin Church. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Plage de la Milady, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge, and head outdoors with La Grande Plage.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Biarritz online trip planner.

Getting from Marseille to Biarritz by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Phare de Biarritz ©
Phare de Biarritz
Musee Asiatica ©
Musee Asiatica

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