57 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

57 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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1
Baden, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Katoomba, Australia
— 3 nights
3
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
4
Port Macquarie, Australia
— 4 nights
5
Byron Bay, Australia
— 3 nights
6
London, United Kingdom
— 20 nights
7
Lourdes, France
— 3 nights
8
Toulouse, France
— 4 nights
9
Carcassonne, France
— 6 nights
10
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights

2
nights
Baden, Switzerland

Baden ©
Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Munot and Hallwyl Castle. You'll explore and learn at Swiss Science Center Technorama and Historisches Museum Baden. Get out of town with these interesting Baden side-trips: Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel), Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino (in Schwyz) and Stoos Funicular (in Stoos). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Klingnauer Stausee, identify plant and animal life at Heiternplatz, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Langmatt.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Baden trip planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Baden is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Baden

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sattel Hochstuckli, Heiternplatz, Hallwyl Castle, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Munot ©
Munot
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle

3
nights
Katoomba, Australia

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National Pass and Gallery One88. Hartley Historic Village and Faulconbridge Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Corridor of Oaks) and Marrangaroo National Park (in Wallerawang). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba journey builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Baden to Katoomba. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Faulconbridge, Blackheath, Hartley Historic Village, Marrangaroo National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Opera House. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to The Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, and take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Crommelin Native Arboretum
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
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ATTY Gallery ©
ATTY Gallery
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

4
nights
Port Macquarie, Australia

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Whitewashed Gallery and Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc.. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton), Wingham (Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve, Manning Valley Historical Museum, &more) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie journey planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Port Macquarie hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wingham, Cattai Wetlands, Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc., North Brother Mountain, Whitewashed Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Cattai Wetlands ©
Cattai Wetlands
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Tweed Heads) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Whian Whian State Conservation Area, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, and explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip app.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in September, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Tyagarah Nature Reserve, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Whian Whian State Conservation Area

20
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London tour planner.

You can fly from Byron Bay to London in 29 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Byron Bay in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in London

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Stratford-upon-Avon, Maidstone, Richmond-upon-Thames, The Hawking Centre
Find places to stay Sep 22 — Oct 12:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Chateau Fort of Lourdes and Château de Pau will appeal to museum buffs. Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception and Grotte de Massabielle will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Lourdes to go to Montaner and see Chateau de Montaner, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration., browse the exhibits of Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, and make a trip to Mairie de Lourdes.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lourdes online day trip planner.

Fly from London to Lourdes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Lourdes to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Montaner, Château de Pau
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes

4
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Cite de l'espace and Museum of natural History. Get some cultural insight at Cite Religieuse and Basilique Saint-Sernin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toulouse: Albi (Musee Toulouse-Lautrec & Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile) and La Foret des Singes (in Rocamadour). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Bemberg, take in the waterfront at Port Viguerie, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quai de la Daurade.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Toulouse holiday planner.

You can drive from Lourdes to Toulouse in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Albi, Rocamadour
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Musee des Augustins ©
Musee des Augustins
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

6
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and O'Vineyards. Appreciate the collections at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco and Musee De L'ecole. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Sentier du Littoral (in Argeles-sur-Mer), Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Banyuls-sur-mer). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Jean, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place Carnot.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carcassonne online trip planner.

You can drive from Toulouse to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, Sentier du Littoral, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, Abbaye de Fontfroide
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): do a tasting at Bertrand Bosc and then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Porte du Peyrou, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Montpellier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trip

Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

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