58 days in Canada, Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

58 days in Canada, Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Vail, United States
Drive + Fly:  8 h
1
Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Banff National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  18 h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 30 min
4
Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Beaune, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lyon, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Fribourg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Aosta, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
11
Roskilde, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
12
Darwin, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  33 h
End: Vail, United States

3
nights
Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Tyrrell Museum and Glenbow Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Prince's Island Park and Bow River. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fullerton Loop Trail, and get to know the resident critters at The Calgary Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Calgary trip itinerary builder site.

Vail, USA to Calgary is an approximately 8- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Royal Tyrrell Museum
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Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

7
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Banff Park Museum and Samson Native Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Banff National Park to go to Yoho National Park and see Takakkaw Falls, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, stroll through Sentinel Pass, take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, and contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary in September, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
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Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Plain of Six Glaciers
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

7
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Skansen and Royal Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Drottningholm Palace and Monteliusvagen. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum, examine the collection at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and get outside with Riddarholmen.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Banff National Park to Stockholm in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect Stockholm to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

3
nights
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Netherlands American Cemetery and Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg Maastricht. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of Our Lady and Helpoort. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Boekhandel Dominicanen, make a trip to Saint Servaasbridge, contemplate the long history of Fort Sint Pieter, and do a tasting at Wijngaard Apostelhoeve.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maastricht trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Stockholm to Maastricht in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
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Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Basilica of Our Lady ©
Basilica of Our Lady

5
nights
Beaune, France

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
You'll explore and learn at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Galeries Bartoux Beaune. Popular historic sites such as Abbaye de Fontenay and Chateau Corton C. are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaune: Dijon (Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon & Owl's Trail) and Eglise Saint-Genest (in Flavigny-sur-Ozerain). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, head outdoors with La Voie des Vignes, and examine the collection at Maison des Climats.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Beaune online travel route planner.

Getting from Maastricht to Beaune by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Dijon, Abbaye de Fontenay, Eglise Saint-Genest
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La Cave de l'Ange Gardien ©
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu

5
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Vieux Lyon. Get a sense of the local culture at Fourviere Hill and Théâtre gallo-romain. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, examine the collection at Institut & Musee Lumiere, and browse the exhibits of Fresque des Lyonnais.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon online travel planner.

You can drive from Beaune to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Fribourg.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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Fribourg, Switzerland

Fribourg ©
The canton of Fribourg is located in western Switzerland. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de Lorette, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, get engrossed in the history at Gruyeres Castle, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Fribourg travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Fribourg takes 3 hours. Traveling from Lyon in October, things will get slightly colder in Fribourg: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Fribourg

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World, Pisciculture de la Gruyere
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

5
nights
Aosta, Italy

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palazzo Borromeo and Isola Bella. Get outdoors at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and San Giulio Island. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio), Chiesa di San Giovanni al Monte (in Quarona) and La Cambusa (in Stresa). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Aosta Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aosta tour planning app.

You can drive from Fribourg to Aosta in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Stresa, Cappella di San Michele, Forte di Bard, Castello di Fenis
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Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

5
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You'll explore and learn at Casa di Giulietta and Galleria Dello Scudo. Take a break from the city and head to Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Verona to go to Garda and see Lago di Garda, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Procolo, and explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Verona tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Aosta to Verona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lago di Garda
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Piazza Cavour, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico (in Caorle). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Roskilde.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde ©
An ancient city from the Viking Age, today Roskilde welcomes a new crowd, especially as host of Roskilde Festival, a popular rock festival in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Frederiksborg Castle, then walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and then identify plant and animal life at Hedeland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, steep yourself in history at L.A. Rings Atelier og Besogscenter, then browse the exhibits of Skt. Laurentii Kirkeruin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Roskilde online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Venice to Roskilde. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Roskilde at 15°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Roskilde

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Castle, Hedeland, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke

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Darwin, Australia

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Escape the urban bustle at Litchfield National Park and Speed Boats Tours. Get some cultural insight at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden in Batchelor (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Mindil Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and don't miss a visit to Star Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Roskilde to Darwin. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 8.5 hours. In October, Darwin is much hotter than Roskilde - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Batchelor
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory ©

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