17 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

17 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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17 days in Europe, United States & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Imerovigli, Greece
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
4
Big Sur, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Poipu, United States
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
6
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

1
night
Imerovigli, Greece

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Imerovigli tour itinerary builder website .

Brisbane, Australia to Imerovigli is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Imerovigli is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Brisbane, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Imerovigli, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Amoudi Bay, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dorsoduro and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, and see the interesting displays at Museo Leonardo da Vinci.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Imerovigli to Venice. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Imerovigli in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site .

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Big Sur, United States

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally take in the views from Rocky Creek Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Old Coast Road and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Paris to Big Sur in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to Big Sur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Big Sur to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

2
nights
Poipu, United States

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu journey builder tool .

You can fly from Big Sur to Poipu in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Big Sur in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Poipu, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailua Falls, Opaekaa Falls, Kauai Coffee Company
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

3
nights
Vaitape, French Polynesia

Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bora Art Upstairs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church, and look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaitape trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Poipu to Vaitape. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vaitape

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach

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