60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Bochum, Germany
— 5 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
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Santa Maria di Sala, Italy
— 1 day
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Marcaria, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vertova, Italy
— 2 nights
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Arquata Scrivia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium — 6 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Ghent (Ghent City Center, Graslei and Korenlei, &more) and Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp day trip planning app.

Paris, France to Antwerp is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Waalwijk.
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Waalwijk, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Waalwijk is a municipality and a city in the southern Netherlands. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Slot Loevestein and Biesbosch Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Speelgoed & Carnavalsmuseum Op Stelten and Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waalwijk: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Rijdend Unifil Museum de Dorstige-Types (in Gorinchem) and Kampina (in Boxtel). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Efteling.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Waalwijk driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Waalwijk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Waalwijk are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bochum.
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Bochum, Germany — 5 nights

Once a booming mining city and a critical piece of Germany’s heavily industrialized Ruhr region, Bochum today has morphed into a major hub of the service sector.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom) and Dorfkirche Stiepel. Let the collections at LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Hannover and LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Bochum side-trips: Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen) and Adlerwarte Berlebeck (in Detmold). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum unter Tage - MuT, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, examine the collection at German Mining Museum, and contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bochum trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Waalwijk to Bochum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 6 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Le Chemin de la Corniche and Vianden Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Ducal Palace and Letzebuerg City Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid), Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort) and Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises (in Rumelange). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, admire the masterpieces at Villa Vauban, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and steep yourself in history at MNHM National Museum of Military History.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Bochum to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Friedhof Fluntern. Landesmuseum and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Peakdivers (in Bunzen) and Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) & Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich journey builder app.

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the galleries of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 35°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Maria di Sala.
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Santa Maria di Sala, Italy — 1 day

Santa Maria di Sala is a town in the province of Venice, Veneto, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Noale, explore the ancient world of Rocca dei Tempesta, and then cool off at Aquaestate.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Sala attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Santa Maria di Sala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Maria di Sala when traveling from Florence in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marcaria.
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Marcaria, Italy — 4 nights

Marcaria is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Mantua in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 110km southeast of Milan and about 20km west of Mantua.Marcaria borders the following municipalities: Acquanegra sul Chiese, Borgoforte, Bozzolo, Castellucchio, Curtatone, Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, Gazzuolo, Redondesco, San Martino dall'Argine, Viadana.The Renaissance writer Baldassarre Castiglione was born at Casatico in 1478. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Padernello and Chiesa di Sant'Andrea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ducal Palace and Museo di Don Camillo e Peppone. Get out of town with these interesting Marcaria side-trips: Bosco Fontana (in Marmirolo), Riserva Naturale di Torrile e Trecasali (in Torrile) and Le Vele Acquapark (in San Gervasio Bresciano).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marcaria online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Sala to Marcaria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vertova.
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Vertova, Italy — 2 nights

Vertova is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Bergamo in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 70km northeast of Milan and about 20km northeast of Bergamo. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Cattedrale Vegetale, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Cattedrale Verde Vegetale DI Oltre IL Colle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Vertova. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lago Di Endine, explore the activities along Lake Endine, and then examine the collection at Museo del Tessile.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vertova holiday builder tool.

Drive from Marcaria to Vertova in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Vertova are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Arquata Scrivia.
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Arquata Scrivia, Italy — 2 nights

Arquata Scrivia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 100km southeast of Turin and about 35km southeast of Alessandria.Arquata Scrivia borders the following municipalities: Gavi, Grondona, Isola del Cantone, Serravalle Scrivia, and Vignole Borbera.HistoryIt is located on the left bank of the Scrivia river. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acqua.Tor and Rocca d'Olgisio. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tempio della Fraternita and Castello Dal Verme di Zavattarello. Get out of town with these interesting Arquata Scrivia side-trips: Parco delle Capanne di Marcarolo (in Capanne di Marcarolo) and Parrocchia S. Maurizio (in Pianello Val Tidone). There's still lots to do: cool off at Parco Acquatico Bolleblu.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arquata Scrivia trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vertova to Arquata Scrivia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vertova in July; daily highs in Arquata Scrivia reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia — 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Old Melbourne Gaol and Sovereign Hill will appeal to history buffs. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Wildlife Coast Cruises (in Cowes). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Arquata Scrivia to Melbourne with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Arquata Scrivia to Melbourne is 9 hours. Traveling from Arquata Scrivia in July, you will find days in Melbourne are much colder (15°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Stonehenge (in Salisbury) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Melbourne to London in 24.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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