23 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & South America Itinerary

23 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & South America Itinerary

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23 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & South America Itinerary

Start: Hannover, Germany
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
2
Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
3
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hobart, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Whataroa, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Christchurch, New Zealand
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
9
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Oxford, United Kingdom

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
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Hannover to Frankfurt is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will leave for Taipei on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

4
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Hsing Tian Kong. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Palace Museum and Ximending. When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Yeh Liu Geo Park in Wanli, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Qixing Mountain, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and head outdoors with Tian Mu Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei itinerary planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Taipei in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, things will get much hotter in Taipei: highs are around 23°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Mariamman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, then take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay, and finally stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, and then get outside with City Scoot.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Taipei to Singapore takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Taipei in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a stroll through The Rocks, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Sydney takes 10.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Hobart, Australia

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Port Arthur Historic Site
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Anglican Church, get interesting insight from Tours, then do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Queenstown driving holiday app .

You can fly from Hobart to Queenstown in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Whataroa.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

1
night
Whataroa, New Zealand

Whataroa
Whataroa is a small township in southern Westland on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. James.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Whataroa day trip planning website .

You can drive from Queenstown to Whataroa in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Whataroa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of St. James
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

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hours
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, then examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre, then let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardboard Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Christchurch day trip site .

Getting from Whataroa to Christchurch by car takes about 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Christchurch are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
International Antarctic Centre ©
International Antarctic Centre
Cardboard Cathedral ©
Cardboard Cathedral

1
night
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
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.
On the 15th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Auckland War Memorial Museum, then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Eden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Street Cycleway.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Auckland vacation planner.

Fly from Christchurch to Auckland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Christchurch in January, plan for slightly colder days in Auckland, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Parks Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Mount Eden ©
Mount Eden

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, then look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Auckland to Buenos Aires in 16 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

1
day
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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary website .

Getting from Buenos Aires to London by flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to London, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect London to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 2°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

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