60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 4 nights
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Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 7 nights
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Avatoru, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 7 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Alta, Norway
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Les Bains de Lavey and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Visiting The Matterhorn and Trockener Steg will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zermatt travel route planner.

Cardiff, UK to Zermatt is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Transportation

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Les Bains de Lavey ©
Les Bains de Lavey
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Basel Minster and Church of St. Peter are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Hightide Kayak School and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Altstadt Luzern (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and boost your wellbeing at Alpenbad.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster

7
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get some cultural insight at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of the city life by going to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and Queenstown Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Wanaka (Rippon Vineyard, Mount Iron Track, &more) and Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk (in Glenorchy). There's lots more to do: get outside with Arrowtown Village, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, trek along Ben Lomond Track, and have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Zurich to Queenstown by flight takes about 31 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Queenstown is 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Glenorchy-Queenstown Road ©
Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Mount Iron Track ©
Mount Iron Track

4
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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Quake City and Canterbury Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Banks Peninsula and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Akaroa (The Giants House & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Conical Hill (in Hanmer Springs). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Air Force Museum of New Zealand, don't miss a visit to Cardboard Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michaels and All Angels, and let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch travel planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Christchurch sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Quake City ©
Quake City
Air Force Museum of New Zealand ©
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Spas

5
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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©

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.
Let the collections at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Wellington Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Old St Paul's and Wellington Cable Car are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Wellington: Kapiti Island Nature Tours (in Paraparaumu) and Queen Charlotte Track (in Picton). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Oriental Bay, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition, and identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Wellington day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in January, Wellington is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Old St Paul's ©
Old St Paul's
Kapiti Island Nature Tours ©
Kapiti Island Nature Tours
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track

7
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Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Take a break from the city and head to Huka Falls Walkway and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Get some cultural insight at Government Gardens and Buried Village of Te Wairoa. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track, Mount Maunganui Base Track, &more) and Lake Taupo (in Taupo). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lake Track, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Kuirau Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rotorua vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Rotorua takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Pilot Bay ©
Pilot Bay
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and The Kauri Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Piha Beach and Orewa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Tree Adventures (in Woodhill), Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach) and Goat Island Marine Reserve (in Warkworth). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, step off the mainland to explore Rangitoto Island, and see the interesting displays at New Zealand Maritime Museum.

Find out how to plan Auckland trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Auckland, with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Avatoru on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Tree Adventures ©
Tree Adventures
The Kauri Museum ©
The Kauri Museum
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony

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Avatoru, French Polynesia

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Avatoru trip website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Avatoru takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Avatoru is minus 22 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery and Mount Otemanu. Museum-lovers will appreciate Alain Despert and Bora Art Upstairs. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an unforgettable tour with Tahiti-Helicopters, explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point, and stroll through White Valley.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bora Bora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery ©
Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

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Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Perspektivet Museum and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tromso Fjords and Arctic Escape. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Tromso takes 37 hours. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Bora Bora to Tromso due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

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Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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Alta, Norway

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Alta trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in February, expect Alta to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Astrup Fearnley Museet and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. Visiting Oslomarka and Bygdøy will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and get curious at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo travel route app.

Fly from Alta to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Alta in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

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