60 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly
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Amalfi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Chorley
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Chorley, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Perth, Australia — 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth journey builder website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Perth International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Athens online visit planner.

You can fly from Perth to Athens in 22 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Athens is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Perth in December, expect nights in Athens to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Amalfi.
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Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Amalfi, Italy — 4 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Fornillo & Spiaggia Grande). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), don't miss a visit to Santuario Santa Maria del Bando, and admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Amalfi road trip planning tool.

Fly from Athens to Amalfi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. December in Amalfi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 5 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Salerno (Giardino della Minerva, Villa Comunale, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, contemplate the long history of Napoli Sotterranea, and admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples tour builder site.

You can drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Rome online travel planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Change things up with a short trip to Vineria del Carmine in La Bruna (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Comune, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and look for gifts at Assisi Jewels.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in December, expect nights in Assisi to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Venice, Italy — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Torre dei Lamberti, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Varenna (Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi & Green Way dei Patriarchi), Enoteca Divino (in Abbiategrasso) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chorley.
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Chorley, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Chorley is a market town in Lancashire, England, 8.1mi north of Wigan, 10.8mi south west of Blackburn, 11mi north west of Bolton, 12mi south of Preston and 19.5mi north west of Manchester. Venture out of the city with trips to Heysham (St Peter's Church & Saint Patrick’s Chapel), Pen-y-ghent (in Horton-in-Ribblesdale) and Malham Cove (in Malham). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, play a few rounds at Yarrow Valley Golf Course, pause for some photo ops at The 'new' Boscastle Bus Stop, and contemplate the long history of Leigh Spinners.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chorley road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Milan to Chorley with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to Chorley. January in Chorley sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Shropshire Falconry Ltd (in Shrewsbury), River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen) and Chester (Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, Room Escape Games, &more). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, admire the striking features of Manchester Town Hall, and examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip builder tool.

Drive from Chorley to Liverpool in an hour. In January in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to London.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London online trip planner.

You can fly from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 22 — 29:

Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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