60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
4
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 4 nights
5
Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
6
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 7 nights
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 7 nights
8
Avatoru, French Polynesia
— 2 nights
9
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 7 nights
10
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
11
Alta, Norway
— 1 night
12
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Les Bains de Lavey and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Visiting The Matterhorn and Trockener Steg will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zermatt travel route planner.

Cardiff, UK to Zermatt is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Les Bains de Lavey
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Les Bains de Lavey ©
Les Bains de Lavey
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Basel Minster and Old Town are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Hightide Kayak School and Mt Pilatus. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern & Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)) and Basel (Jean Tinguely Museum & Rathaus). Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at Alpenbad, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Peter, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Basel, Alpenbad, Grindelwald-First, Hightide Kayak School
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Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster

7
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get some cultural insight at Arrowtown Chinese Settlement and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of the city life by going to Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and Skydiving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk (in Glenorchy) and Wanaka (Rippon Vineyard, Mount Iron Track, &more). There's still lots to do: hike along Ben Lomond Track, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Arrowtown Village, and have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Queenstown takes 31 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Queenstown is 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Wanaka, Arrowtown, Glenorchy Lagoon Boardwalk
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Glenorchy-Queenstown Road ©
Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
Wanaka ©
Wanaka
Mount Iron Track ©
Mount Iron Track

4
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Quake City and Canterbury Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Banks Peninsula and Conical Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Akaroa (The Giants House & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Spas (in Hanmer Springs). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Air Force Museum of New Zealand, don't miss a visit to Cardboard Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michaels and All Angels, and let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch travel planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Christchurch in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Christchurch sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Akaroa, Hanmer Springs
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Quake City ©
Quake City
Air Force Museum of New Zealand ©
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Spas

5
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington ©
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Let the collections at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and National War Memorial capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Old St Paul's and Wellington Cable Car are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Wellington: Queen Charlotte Track (in Picton) and Kapiti Island Nature Tours (in Paraparaumu). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Space Place at Carter Observatory, ponder the world of politics at New Zealand Parliament, get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wellington trip builder tool.

You can fly from Christchurch to Wellington in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Christchurch in January, Wellington is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Queen Charlotte Track, Kapiti Island Nature Tours
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
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Old St Paul's ©
Old St Paul's
Kapiti Island Nature Tours ©
Kapiti Island Nature Tours
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track

7
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Huka Falls Walkway and Horseback Riding Tours. Get some cultural insight at Government Gardens and Eat Street. Explore Rotorua's surroundings by going to Lake Taupo (in Taupo) and Mount Maunganui (Mount Maunganui Summit Track, Mount Maunganui Base Track, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Kuirau Park, identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lake Track.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rotorua road trip tool.

Fly from Wellington to Rotorua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tauranga, Taupo, Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 3:
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley ©
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Pilot Bay ©
Pilot Bay
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave ©
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park & Cave

7
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and Auckland Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Piha Beach and Cheltenham Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Tree Adventures (in Woodhill), Orewa Beach (in Orewa) and Muriwai Gannet Colony (in Muriwai Beach). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Kauri Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, step off the mainland to explore Tiritiri Matangi Visitor Centre, and examine the collection at New Zealand Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Auckland trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Rotorua in February, Auckland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for Avatoru on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kiwa Art, Tree Adventures, Orewa Beach, The Kauri Museum, Cheltenham Beach
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Tree Adventures ©
Tree Adventures
The Kauri Museum ©
The Kauri Museum
Muriwai Gannet Colony ©
Muriwai Gannet Colony

2
nights
Avatoru, French Polynesia

The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head off the coast to Ile aux Recifs, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then stop by Gauguin's Pearl Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Avatoru trip website.

Traveling by flight from Auckland to Avatoru takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Avatoru is minus 22 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu

7
nights
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery and Matira Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Alain Despert and Bora Art Upstairs. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, take an unforgettable tour with Tahiti-Helicopters, explore the gorgeous colors at Tupitipiti Point, and stroll through White Valley.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bora Bora trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Avatoru to Bora Bora in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:
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Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery ©
Pure Snorkeling by Reef Discovery
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

3
nights
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Perspektivet Museum and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tromso Fjords and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral and test your problem-solving skills at Arctic Escape.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tromso itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bora Bora to Tromso. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Bora Bora to Tromso due to the time zone difference. In February in Tromso, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

1
night
Alta, Norway

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Alta trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in February, expect Alta to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©

6
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Astrup Fearnley Museet and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Visiting Oslomarka and Bygdøy will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen, learn about all things military at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and see the interesting displays at Fram Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oslo sightseeing app.

Traveling by flight from Alta to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Alta in February, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

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