30 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  6 h
1
Santander, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
4
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
5
Van, Turkey
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
6
Sochi, Russia
— 1 day
Fly:  13 h 15 min
7
Listvyanka, Russia
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  33 h
8
Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
— 1 night
Fly + Ferry:  44 h
9
Vaitape, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h 15 min
10
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Bus:  10 h 45 min
11
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 1 night
Bus:  11 h
12
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
Brisbane, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Hamilton Island, Australia
— 1 night
Travel:  2 h 30 min
15
Whitsunday Island, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
16
Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 45 min
17
Chengdu, China
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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Santander, Spain

Santander ©
Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): head outdoors with San Mames Stadium, thenadmire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santander road trip planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Santander is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Santander, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in November, expect nights in Santander to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Santander

Wineries Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bilbao
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zaragoza itinerary builder website.

Drive from Santander to Zaragoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Zaragoza can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at The Lower Lakes, explore the activities along Ciginovac Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Slapovi Milke Trnine, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Malo Lake, thenadmire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Milanovac Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zaragoza to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nature Parks
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Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Gavanovac Lake ©
Gavanovac Lake

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay and then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira trip maker.

Getting from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Fira by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Fira, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Van.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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Van, Turkey

Van
To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Van trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fira to Van. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Van

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sochi, Russia

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler and then enjoy some diversion at Iceberg Skating Palace.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sochi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Van to Sochi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
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Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler

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hours
Listvyanka, Russia

Listvyanka
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Listvyanka online tour planner.

You can fly from Sochi to Listvyanka in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Irkutsk Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sochi in November, things will get colder in Listvyanka: highs are around -5°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tarawa Atoll.
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

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Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati

Tarawa Atoll
The capital of Kiribati, Tarawa Atoll has an administrative and cultural importance to the country as a whole and deserves to be explored by those visiting the islands.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tarawa Atoll itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Listvyanka to Tarawa Atoll. Traveling from Listvyanka to Tarawa Atoll, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Listvyanka in November; daily highs in Tarawa Atoll reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaitape.

Things to do in Tarawa Atoll

Historic Sites
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Vaitape, French Polynesia

Vaitape ©
Perched at the foot of Bora Bora's emerald peak, by the side of the deep blue central lagoon, Vaitape is breathtakingly beautiful.
On the 15th (Sun), look for gifts at Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora and then kick back and relax at Matira Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaitape trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Tarawa Atoll to Vaitape takes 45 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tarawa Atoll to Vaitape is minus 22 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Vaitape

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora ©
Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora

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Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Step out of Te Anau to go to Milford Sound and see Bowen Falls, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, hike along The Chasm Walk, get great views at Te Anau Lion Lookout Point, and identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaitape to Te Anau takes 21 hours. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time (TAHT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 22 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Gunn, Bowen Falls
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Gunn ©
Lake Gunn

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier ©
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): trek along Hooker Valley Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore and take pictures at Franz Josef Glacier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moraine Walk.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fox Glacier holiday site.

Getting from Te Anau to Fox Glacier by bus takes about 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hooker Valley Track, Franz Josef Glacier
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Fox Glacier to Sydney takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fox Glacier to Sydney. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Hamilton Island, Australia

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, thenhead outdoors with Jetryder, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island road trip planning tool.

Fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in November since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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Whitsunday Island, Australia

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 27th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park, thenkick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in November since evenings lows in Whitsunday Island dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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Chengdu, China

Chengdu ©
The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Suit Republic and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Chengdu takes 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in November, with highs in Chengdu at 19°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Shopping Parks
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum

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