58 days in France & Australia Itinerary

58 days in France & Australia Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
2
Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
3
Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
4
Avignon, France
— 5 nights
5
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
6
Nice, France
— 6 nights
7
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
10
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
11
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights

6
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Visit Arc de Triomphe and Sainte-Chapelle for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Paris. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Paris reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Fondation Claude Monet
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Mont-Saint-Michel (Mont Saint-Michel Bay & Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel), Eglise Notre Dame de la Paix de Pontorson (in Pontorson) and La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, and stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux holiday builder.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Arromanches-les-Bains, Ranville, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Airborne Museum
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

5
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Basilique Saint-Sernin. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco and Musee de la Mode. Venture out of the city with trips to Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet), Chateau de Castelnou (in Castelnou) and Cathedrale St-Jean (in Perpignan). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Carcassonne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in September: highs in Carcassonne hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Albi, Eglise Notre Dame des Anges, Sentier du Littoral, Basilique Saint-Sernin, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

5
nights
Avignon, France

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Visit Palais des Papes and Eglise Saint-Agricol for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Angladon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence), Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in breathtaking views at Gorges de l'Ardeche, contemplate the long history of Musee du Petit Palais, and snap pictures at Pont du Gard.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Avignon trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Santa Duc Wine Shop, Gorges de l'Ardeche, Pont du Gard
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

5
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chartreuse de la Verne and Chateau d'If. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Cours Mirabeau, &more), Centre d'Art des Penitents Noirs (in Aubagne) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, learn about winemaking at Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, and explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Marseille vacation planner.

You can drive from Avignon to Marseille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Collobrieres, Centre d'Art des Penitents Noirs, Domaine CROIX ROUSSE, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

6
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cannes, Swim with Dolphins, Musee Picasso, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

6
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney route planning tool.

You can fly from Nice to Sydney in 26 hours. Traveling from Nice to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nice in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:
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ATTY Gallery ©
ATTY Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and The Johnston Collection capture your imagination. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Sovereign Hill for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Cowes (Phillip Island Wildlife Park & Koala Conservation Centre). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Rock, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Phillip Island, Cowes, St Kilda Pier
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
On the 17th (Sat), go for a walk through Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, thenexplore the striking landscape at Uluru, thentake in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, thentake in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park using our trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

4
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Appreciate the collections at Daintree Entomological museum and Daintree Discovery Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree Entomological museum, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and Village Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, The Crystal Caves, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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