40 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

40 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Lille, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 9 nights
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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Canberra, Australia
— 4 nights
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven ©

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kroller-Muller Museum and Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel. Do some cultural sightseeing at DePetrus and PSV Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, don't miss a visit to Sint-Catharinakerk, walk around Stadswandelpark, and admire the masterpieces at Van Abbemuseum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eindhoven trip planner.

Cologne, Germany to Eindhoven is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. March in Eindhoven sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Philips Museum ©
Philips Museum
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel ©
Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel

4
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Stock Exchange and Cathedrale de la Treille. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille and LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut. Take a break from Lille with a short trip to Musée du Louvre-Lens in Lens, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine, get to know the fascinating history of Place du Theatre, make a trip to Vieux-Lille, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lille Zoo.

Make your Lille itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Eindhoven to Lille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Lille sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Musee La Piscine ©
Musee La Piscine

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Gravensteen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Lille to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Brussels, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Esch-sur-Alzette.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trips

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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Esch-sur-Alzette ©
Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises and Luxembourg Science Center. Eglise Saint Henri and Vallei van de zeven kastelen will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Caves St Martin (in Remich), Kikuoka Country Club (in Canach) and Musee de l'Ardoise (in Haut-Martelange). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee A Possen, stroll around Gaalgebierg, Le Parc Municipal Escher Deierepark Escher Bamhaiser, get into the urban bustle at Kulturfabrik, and get engrossed in the history at 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Esch-sur-Alzette holiday builder site.

You can drive from Brussels to Esch-sur-Alzette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Things to do in Esch-sur-Alzette

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 23:
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385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum ©
385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
Musee A Possen ©
Musee A Possen

3
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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

La Chaux-de-Fonds ©
La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg and Musee d'histoire. Latenium and International Museum of Watches will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from La Chaux-de-Fonds: Creux du Van (in Gorgier), Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Bern Bridge) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and get engrossed in the history at Musee du Tram.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the La Chaux-de-Fonds online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Esch-sur-Alzette to La Chaux-de-Fonds takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in La Chaux-de-Fonds when traveling from Esch-sur-Alzette in March, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg ©
Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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.
Museo Egizio and Pinacoteca di Brera will appeal to museum buffs. Duomo di Milano and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Turin (Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, take an in-depth tour of Galleria 92, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip website.

Getting from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Milan by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from La Chaux-de-Fonds in March; daily highs in Milan reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

4
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Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian War Memorial and National Museum of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Shoalhaven River Gorge (in Marulan) and Goulburn (St. Saviour's Cathedral & Riversdale National Trust Historic Homestead). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, admire the striking features of Parliament of Australia, and steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Canberra itinerary planner.

You can fly from Milan to Canberra in 28 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Wolverhampton.

Things to do in Canberra

Side Trips

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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

3
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Wolverhampton ©
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and St Mary's Church. Popular historic sites such as Wollaton Hall and Park and St Peter's Collegiate Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Wolverhampton side-trips: Trentham Monkey Forest (in Stoke-on-Trent) and SUKI Gallery (in Tutbury). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Banks's Park Brewery, admire the landmark architecture of Wightwick Manor and Gardens, and make a trip to MD Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wolverhampton online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canberra to Wolverhampton. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Wolverhampton, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Wolverhampton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford ©
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Wollaton Hall and Park ©
Wollaton Hall and Park
SUKI Gallery ©
SUKI Gallery

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