30 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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30 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  6​h
1
Santander, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
+3
train + Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h
4
Fira, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
5
Van, Turkey
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Sochi, Russia
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  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 + bus:  18​h 15​min
10
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 2 nights
bus:  10​h 45​min
11
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  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

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 next day: head outdoors with San Mames Stadium, admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santander trip maker app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Santander is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in November, plan for slightly colder days in Santander, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Santander

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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), pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Santander to Zaragoza by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Zaragoza sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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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.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, admire the sheer force of Slapovi Milke Trnine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Malo Lake, then admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Milanovac Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner .

Getting from Zaragoza to Plitvice Lakes National Park by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay and then make a trip to Sunset in Oia. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fira route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Fira takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Fira. In November, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Van.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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Van, Turkey

Van
Van is a city in eastern Turkey's Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Van trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fira to Van. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toSochi.

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): walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler and then have fun at Iceberg Skating Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sochi online trip maker .

Drive from Van to Sochi in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Fun & Games
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Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler
Iceberg Skating Palace ©
Iceberg Skating Palace

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Listvyanka, Russia

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

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Listvyanka vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sochi to Listvyanka takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sochi to Listvyanka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sochi in November: high temperatures in Listvyanka hover around -5°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tarawa Atoll.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tarawa Atoll travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Listvyanka to Tarawa Atoll with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Listvyanka to Tarawa Atoll is 4 hours. Traveling from Listvyanka in November, expect Tarawa Atoll to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to 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), stop by Tahia Exquisite Tahitian Pearls -Bora Bora and then kick back and relax at Matira Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaitape road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Tarawa Atoll to Vaitape in 44 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

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bora Bora
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach

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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 with an excursion to Bowen Falls in Milford Sound--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, trek along The Chasm Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Gunn.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Te Anau travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaitape to Te Anau takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Tahiti Time to New Zealand Standard Time, 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
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hooker Valley Track. Keep things going the next day: trek along Franz Josef Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fox Glacier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moraine Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fox Glacier day trip site .

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Fox Glacier in 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franz Josef Glacier, Hooker Valley Track
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Fox Glacier ©
Fox Glacier
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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fox Glacier to Sydney in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal 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.
On the 25th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane attractions website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, head outdoors with Jetryder, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Find out how to plan Hamilton Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in November, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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Whitsunday Island, Australia

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, stroll through Whitehaven Beach, and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. Traveling from Hamilton Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online itinerary planner .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. 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
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Suit Republic and then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chengdu holiday maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Chengdu. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Chengdu is minus 2 hours. In November, Chengdu is much colder than Cairns - with highs of 19°C and lows of 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 Wildlife
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum

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