Wed 24 October – fly on the way-too-early 6 am Virgin flight to Melbourne then, around midday, fly long hours with Air New Zealand to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina; and arrive almost before leaving date-wise.
Wed 24th to Tues 30th – in and around Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, including a day foray to a colonial city in Uruguay
Tues 30th – ferry to Montevideo capital of Uruguay
Tues 30th Oct to Sat 3rd Nov – in and around Montevideo, capital of Uruguay
Sat 3rd Nov – embark on the great adventure; off south by sea towards South Georgia Islands and then Antarctica
Sat 3rd Nov to Sun 18th Nov – at sea then back to the city of Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina.
Sun 18th Nov – a quick look at the national park in the Tierra Del Fuego to the west of Ushuaia, then fly to Buenos Aires
Sun 18th Nov to Tues 20th Nov – in and around Buenos Aires
Tues 20th Nov – fly with Lufthansa from Buenos Aires to Barcelona, Spain via Frankfurt airport
Tues 20th Nov to Mon 26th Nov – in and around Barcelona including a day trip to the country of Andorra and a morning tea break in southern France
Mon 26th Nov – taking the train from Barcelona to Madrid, Spain
Mon 26th Nov to Thurs 29th Nov – in and around Madrid, Spain
Thurs 29th Nov – taking the train to Cordoba, Spain
Thurs 29th Nov to Sat 1st Dec -in and around Cordoba, Spain
Sat 1st Dec -taking the train from Cordoba to Seville, Spain
Sat 1st Dec to Tues 4th Dec -in and around Seville, Spain
Tues 4th Dec – taking a bus to Grenada, Spain
Tues 4th Dec to Fri 7th Dec – in and around Granada
Fri 7th Dec – taking the train from Granada to Barcelona – almost 8 hours! This should provide a much needed rest from an overload of stimulating experiences.
Sat 8th Dec – fly to Kensai International Airport (which services Osaka and Kyoto), Japan, via the Frankfurt airport
Sun 9th Dec – arrive in Japan; train via Kyoto to north western prefecture of Fukui
Sun 9th Dec to Wed 12th Dec – in and around Fukui
Wed 12th Dec – possibly return to Kyoto and stay, or continue out into the country. To be confirmed.
Thurs 20th Dec – fly Qantas from Kensai International airport to Sydney
Fri 21st Dec – arrive Sydney; fly Virgin to Melbourne/Hobart and land 2.30pm.