42 days in South Pacific, Asia, Canada & Europe Itinerary

42 days in South Pacific, Asia, Canada & Europe Itinerary

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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Vancouver, Canada
— 7 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Rotorua, New Zealand — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then delve into the lush surroundings at Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and then contemplate the geological forces at Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rotorua planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Rotorua is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect Rotorua to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Tokyo, Japan — 3 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tokyo Central Railway Station, then have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and then stop by Asakusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakusan Shrine.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo route app.

You can fly from Rotorua to Tokyo in 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Rotorua to Tokyo. Traveling from Rotorua in June, expect nights in Tokyo to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Vancouver.
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Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Vancouver, Canada — 7 nights

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Granville Island and Vancouver Downtown. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vancouver Seawall and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: walk around Stanley Park, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Granville Island Public Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vancouver online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Vancouver takes 13 hours. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Tokyo to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. In June, Vancouver is slightly colder than Tokyo - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Churchill War Rooms and Cutty Sark. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and HMS Belfast are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Museum of London, get curious at Royal Air Force Museum London, and visit Westminster.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London trip website.

You can fly from Vancouver to London in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to London is 8 hours. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Paris, France — 6 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sainte-Chapelle and The Army Museum. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. When traveling from London in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Zaanse Schans. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek), Canals area (in Utrecht) and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum (in Arnhem). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and find something for the whole family at Madurodam.

Before you visit Amsterdam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and St Mark's Campanile. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stop by Cannaregio.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Siena and Basilica of Santa Croce. Family-friendly places like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazza del Campo will thrill your kids. Step out of Florence with an excursion to San Francesco in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Family-friendly places like Pantheon and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

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

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

New Zealand travel guide

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Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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Canada travel guide

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Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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