23 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & South America Itinerary

23 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & South America Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
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Hobart, Australia
— 3 nights
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Whataroa, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— Few hours
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt driving holiday site.

Hannover to Frankfurt is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In December in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will leave for Taipei on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

4
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Palace Museum and Shennong Palace. Visit Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Hsing Tian Kong for their historical value. Step out of Taipei to go to Wanli and see YehLiu Geopark, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Yangmingshan National Park, trek along Tian Mu Trail, get outside with Yang Ming Shan Qing Tian Gang, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taipei holiday planner.

Fly from Frankfurt to Taipei in 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, things will get warmer in Taipei: highs are around 23°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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Singapore, Singapore

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Mariamman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Bay, and finally admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, and then get outside with City Scoot.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Singapore day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Singapore takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Taipei in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Singapore: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

2
nights
Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit The Rocks, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and finally stroll through Bondi Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Singapore to Sydney in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Singapore to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Sydney is a bit cooler than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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Hobart, Australia

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, make a trip to St. John's Presbyterian Church, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Anglican Church, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Queenstown trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hobart to Queenstown by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Queenstown. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Whataroa.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

1
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Whataroa, New Zealand

Whataroa is a small township in southern Westland on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Whataroa tour builder tool.

Drive from Queenstown to Whataroa in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Christchurch on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Whataroa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, then see the interesting displays at International Antarctic Centre, then let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cardboard Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Christchurch route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Whataroa to Christchurch takes 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Christchurch are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

1
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Auckland, New Zealand

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
On the 15th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, then get impressive views of Mount Eden, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Nelson Street Cycleway.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Auckland trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Auckland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Christchurch in January, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

3
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, visit Puerto Madero, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, then admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip planner.

Fly from Auckland to Buenos Aires in 16 hours. Traveling from Auckland to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in January, you will find days in Buenos Aires are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to London by flight takes about 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to London. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in January; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19: