58 days in Canada, Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

58 days in Canada, Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Start: Vail, United States
Drive + Fly:  8 h
1
Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
2
Banff National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  18 h
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Beaune, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lyon, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Fribourg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Aosta, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
11
Roskilde, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
12
Darwin, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  33 h
End: Vail, United States

3
nights
Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Calgary and Glenbow Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Prince's Island Park and Calgary Pathway System. Step out of Calgary with an excursion to Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at The Calgary Zoo, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, trek along Fullerton Loop Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Bow Habitat Station.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Calgary day trip planning site.

Vail, USA to Calgary is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. September in Calgary sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Royal Tyrrell Museum
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Prince's Island Park ©
Prince's Island Park
Royal Tyrrell Museum ©
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Glenbow Museum ©
Glenbow Museum

7
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and The Historic Luxton Home Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Cave and Basin National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Explore Banff National Park's surroundings by going to Yoho National Park (Paget Peak & Takakkaw Falls). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Big Beehive, explore the activities along Peyto Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnston Canyon, and hike along Sentinel Pass.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park vacation builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Calgary to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Calgary in September, expect Banff National Park to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yoho National Park
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Big Beehive ©
Big Beehive
The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
The Lake Louise Ski Resort
Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake

7
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Skansen and Fotografiska Stockholm. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, and get outside with Riddarholmen.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Banff National Park to Stockholm in 18.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, expect Stockholm to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Maastricht.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

3
nights
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Maastricht ©
With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Netherlands American Cemetery and Basilica of Our Lady. Get some historical perspective at Fort Sint Pieter and Sint Janskerk. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, see the interesting displays at Sphinxpassage, view the masterpieces at Galerie MOA, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Servatius.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Maastricht online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Maastricht in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Maastricht are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Netherlands American Cemetery
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Boekhandel Dominicanen ©
Boekhandel Dominicanen
Netherlands American Cemetery ©
Netherlands American Cemetery
Fort Sint Pieter ©
Fort Sint Pieter

5
nights
Beaune, France

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
You'll explore and learn at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Maison des Climats. Popular historic sites such as Abbaye de Fontenay and Eglise Saint-Genest are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaune: Dijon (Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon & Owl's Trail). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, shop like a local with Galeries Bartoux Beaune, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Corton C., and head outdoors with La Voie des Vignes.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Beaune using our trip planner.

Drive from Maastricht to Beaune in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Dijon, Abbaye de Fontenay, Eglise Saint-Genest
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La Cave de l'Ange Gardien ©
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien
Abbaye de Fontenay ©
Abbaye de Fontenay
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©

5
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Fourviere Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Théâtre gallo-romain. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, take an in-depth tour of Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lyon online day trip planner.

You can drive from Beaune to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Fribourg.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

2
nights
Fribourg, Switzerland

Fribourg ©
The canton of Fribourg is located in western Switzerland. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de Lorette, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, get engrossed in the history at Gruyeres Castle, thensee the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fribourg travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Fribourg takes 3 hours. Traveling from Lyon in October, things will get slightly colder in Fribourg: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aosta.

Things to do in Fribourg

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Pisciculture de la Gruyere, Chaplin's World, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

5
nights
Aosta, Italy

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palazzo Borromeo and Forte di Bard. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso. Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Chiesa di San Giovanni al Monte (in Quarona), Orta San Giulio (Lake Orta & San Giulio Island) and La Cambusa (in Stresa). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Aosta Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, head off the coast to Isola Bella, and delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aosta holiday planner.

You can drive from Fribourg to Aosta in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Stresa, Chiesa di San Giovanni al Monte, River Rafting & Tubing, Isola Bella
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Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso ©
Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

5
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You'll explore and learn at Casa di Giulietta and Galleria Dello Scudo. Take a break from the city and head to Lago di Garda and River Rafting & Tubing. And it doesn't end there: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at S. Giovanni in Valle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona vacation maker site.

You can drive from Aosta to Verona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lago di Garda
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico (in Caorle) and Padua (Piazza Cavour, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Roskilde.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde ©
An ancient city from the Viking Age, today Roskilde welcomes a new crowd, especially as host of Roskilde Festival, a popular rock festival in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Frederiksborg Castle, thenwalk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and then identify plant and animal life at Hedeland. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, get into the urban bustle at L.A. Rings Atelier og Besogscenter, thensteep yourself in history at Skt. Laurentii Kirkeruin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roskilde Domkirke.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Roskilde online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Venice to Roskilde. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in October: high temperatures in Roskilde hover around 15°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Roskilde

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Castle, Hedeland, Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke

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Darwin, Australia

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Escape the urban bustle at Litchfield National Park and Crocosaurus Cove. Get some cultural insight at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Darwin Aviation Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden in Batchelor (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, steep yourself in history at Star Village, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Mason Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Roskilde to Darwin. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 8.5 hours. In October, Darwin is much hotter than Roskilde - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Batchelor
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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