36 days in South Pacific, Europe & Canada Itinerary

36 days in South Pacific, Europe & Canada Itinerary

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Wellington, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vatican City, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Toronto, Canada
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Wellington, New Zealand

— 1 night

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
On the 25th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, then take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car, then take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wellington route site.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Wellington International Airport. In January in Wellington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Birmingham.

Things to do in Wellington

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Family-friendly places like The Roman Baths and Cotswold Archery will thrill your kids. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Rugrats and Half Pints Cirencester (in Cirencester) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). There's still lots to do: get your game on at SimAir737, get curious at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, experience rural life at Cattle Country Adventure Park, and have fun and explore at Cheltenham Science Group Science Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

You can fly from Wellington to Birmingham in 33 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Wellington to Birmingham. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Wellington in January, with highs in Birmingham at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Birmingham

Fun & Games · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bamburgh Beach and Hall Hill Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle upon Tyne: Laser Wars UK (in Penrith), Water Cut Sculpture (in Kirkby Stephen) and St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh). It doesn't end there: visit Fury Events.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Newcastle upon Tyne are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

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.
Bring the kids along to Natural History Museum and Tower Bridge. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Newcastle upon Tyne to London in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Lourdes, France

— 3 nights
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pic Du Midi and Le Chateau des Enigmes. Change things up with a short trip to Les Aigles d'Aure - Volerie des Pyrenees in Arreau (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Lourdes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Cappella dei Notai, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Lourdes to Venice in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Vatican City.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Vatican City, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Campo Santo Teutonico, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Redemptoris Mater, and finally examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vatican City trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vatican City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Venice in February, expect nights in Vatican City to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, visit El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatican City to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parque del Retiro and Plaza Mayor. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Casa de Campo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Madrid reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Toronto.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

Toronto, Canada

— 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Attractions like CN Tower and Casa Loma make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Toronto to go to Niagara Falls and see Marineland, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, don't miss a visit to Canadian Broadcasting Centre, get to know the resident critters at Toronto Zoo, and engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Toronto route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Toronto takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Toronto is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Madrid, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Toronto, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.