40 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

40 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland
— 1 night
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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Perth, Australia
— 5 nights

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Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana) and Sabbianera Super Beach (in Anguillara Sabazia). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Perth, Australia to Rome is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in June; daily highs in Rome reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 23:

Paris, France

— 8 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles, Cathedrale Saint Louis, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — Jul 1:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, stop by UNA Local Product, see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Paris to Reykjavik in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Akureyri, Iceland

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, examine the collection at The Industry Museum, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planner.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. In July in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Landmannalaugar, Iceland

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Landmannalaugar. In July, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. July in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Auckland.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Warkworth (Horse Riding Warkworth & Of Hand & Heart). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, step off the mainland to explore Hauraki Gulf, and admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Blaskogabyggd to Auckland in 26 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Blaskogabyggd in July, expect nights in Auckland to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Perth, Australia

— 5 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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Pandemonium Estate (in Baskerville) and Top Gun Tours (in West Swan). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, relax and rejuvenate at Qi reflexology and massage, admire the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery, and explore the activities along Swan River.

Plan my day in Perth using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Auckland to Perth in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Perth is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Auckland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Perth: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Iceland travel guide

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Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.