57 days in Central America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

57 days in Central America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Central America, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

Start: Champery, Switzerland
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  30​h
2
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
7
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
11
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
15
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Champery, Switzerland

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then view the masterpieces at Onirica Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at La Fortuna Waterfall, then view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

Champery, Switzerland to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Champery to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Catedral de Ciudad Quesada
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis

1
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Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, don't miss a visit to St Peter's Anglican Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Silver Fern Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Artbay Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Queenstown road trip planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Queenstown in 30 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Queenstown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Peregrine Wines ©
Peregrine Wines

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Queenstown to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. Appreciate the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and HistoryLand. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Joseph.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Krakow in 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Krakow. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Topographie des Terrors. Get some cultural insight at Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and identify plant and animal life at Schmetterlingshorst.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin road trip tool .

You can fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Visit Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Katedrala Svateho Vita and Jewish Museum in Prague. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, view the masterpieces at Lobkowicz Palace, see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, and explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planning tool .

Getting from Berlin to Prague by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In March in Prague, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Belvedere Palace and Albertina. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge, approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), look for all kinds of wild species at Orangery at Schoenbrunn Palace, take an in-depth tour of Sisi Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Vienna journey builder tool .

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Duomo di Siena) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Vienna to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in March, with highs in Florence at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Siena, Basilica San Vitale, Crete Senesi
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, identify plant and animal life at Parque Del Garraf, and tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Camino de Ronda, Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey) and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum (in Toledo). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Kuna Iberica
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery and The British Museum. Visit Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), St Mary's Church (in Swinbrook) and Greystones Farm (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London planner .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Madrid to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Madrid in April; daily highs in London reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Greystones Farm, Stonehenge, St Mary's Church
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Caresse de Tigre
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. You'll explore and learn at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more) and Ghent (Gravensteen & Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

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Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), look for all kinds of wild species at Het Twiske, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, Regte Heide & Riels Laag
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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