56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

56 days in South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Sydney
1
Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
Drive
2
Pokolbin, Australia
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Aarau
3
Aarau, Switzerland
— 6 nights
+2
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Namur
4
Namur, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Toulouse
5
Toulouse, France
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Montpellier, France
— 5 nights
Fly
8
London, United Kingdom
— 11 nights
Fly
9
The Hague, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train

S M T W T F S
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1

Sydney, Australia

— 8 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Australian National Maritime Museum and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland), Faulconbridge (Corridor of Oaks & Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). There's much more to do: visit Darling Harbour, make a trip to Hyde Park Barracks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner.

Antwerp, Belgium to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Antwerp to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Antwerp in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 10:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Pokolbin, Australia

— 4 nights
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours and Ivanhoe Wines. You'll explore and learn at Australian Army Infantry Museum and Mistletoe Winery. Go for a jaunt from Pokolbin to Barrington to see Aussie Ark about 1h 50 min away. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines and head outdoors with Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pokolbin online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Pokolbin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aarau.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Aarau, Switzerland

— 6 nights
Aarau is a town, a municipality, and the capital of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Ebenrain and Aargauer Kunsthaus. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Ursenkathedrale and Augusta Raurica. Venture out of the city with trips to CHEZ Camille Bloch (in Courtelary), Wellness-Welt sole uno (in Rheinfelden) and Rochers des Sommetres (in Muriaux). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, see exotic creatures in open habitats at SwissSafari GmbH, examine the collection at Historisches Museum Baden, and head outdoors with Peakdivers.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aarau trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pokolbin to Aarau. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In March, Aarau is much colder than Pokolbin - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Namur.

Things to do in Aarau

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Namur, Belgium

— 5 nights
Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Bastogne Barracks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Citadelle (Citadel) and Citadelle de Dinant are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux), Bastogne War Museum (in Bastogne) and Arboretum Tervuren (in Tervuren). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, see the interesting displays at Tresor d'Hugo d'Oignies, admire the masterpieces at Musee Provincial des Arts Anciens du Namurois, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bouillon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Namur driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Aarau to Namur. March in Namur sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Toulouse.

Things to do in Namur

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Toulouse, France

— 5 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Saint-Sernin and Church of Les Jacobins. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Augustins and Fondation Bemberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Lourdes (Grotte de Massabielle, Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes, &more), Angaka Village Nordique (in Les Cabannes) and Pays de l'Ours - ADET (in Arbas). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, get engrossed in the history at Musee Historama, make a trip to Le Capitole, and see the interesting displays at Musee Georges Labit.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toulouse tour itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Namur to Toulouse. Traveling from Namur in March, expect Toulouse to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Carcassonne, France

— 5 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Appreciate the collections at Musee De L'ecole and Musee de la Prehistoire Regionale. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Eglise Saint-Nazaire. Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne), Sigean (Reserve Africaine de Sigean & Lac Lieu d'Art Contemporain) and Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses (in Brousses-et-Villaret). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, see the interesting displays at Musee du Piano, get engrossed in the history at Musee La Seduction Francaise, and ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip builder.

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Carcassonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Montpellier, France

— 5 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Bertrand Bosc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Chateau Fortia (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Eglise St-Trophime (in Arles) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). There's lots more to do: walk around Maison de la Nature, stroll through Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, don't miss a visit to Porte du Peyrou, and get curious at Museum and Conservatory of Anatomy,.

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

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Montpellier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

London, United Kingdom

— 11 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. The British Museum and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay), Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip app.

You can fly from Montpellier to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montpellier in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to The Hague.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 21:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Popular historic sites such as Grote Markt and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) are in your itinerary. Frans Hals Museum and Nieuwe Kerk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near The Hague: Keukenhof (in Lisse), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Kijk-Kubus (in Rotterdam). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read The Hague trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from London to The Hague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in The Hague sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.

Canton of Aargau travel guide

4.1
Castles · Room Escape Games · Spas & Wellness
Relaxation and tranquillity await you at the Canton of Aargau, best known for its hot sulphur and saline springs. The pile-dwellings of Beinwil am See and Seengen, both World Heritage Sites, evidence prehistoric settlements of the Neolithic and Bronze Age, while the villages of Endingen and Lengnau served as the country's Jewish ghetto in the 17th century. The region's heavily wooded plateau interlaced with rivers features plenty of ruined castles, fortresses, and old museums to peak your interest. Tour through local vineyards by foot or bike, or wash your worries away at the famed thermal spas.

Namur Province travel guide

3.7
Intersected by two major rivers and punctuated by elegant towns, Namur province remains best known for its scenic natural areas. Rocky hills and deep valleys mark the province's northern and central sections, while its southern portion includes a large chunk of the Ardennes, a picturesque wilderness ideal for active vacationers. The city of Namur, located at the confluence of the rivers Meuse and Sambre, contains many of the region's top attractions, including a medieval citadel and a well-preserved old town. A standout among the province's smaller settlements, the riverside town of Dinant offers opportunities for adventure sports like rock climbing and canoeing.

Occitanie travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles

South Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Parks · Specialty Museums · Landmarks