45 days in Europe & Dubai Itinerary

45 days in Europe & Dubai Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Fly to Malmo, Taxi to Svedala station, Train to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 5 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Helsinki, Finland — 3 nights

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Stockholm.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Stockholm, Sweden — 3 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, contemplate the long history of Drottningholm Palace, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, and have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stockholm tour planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Stockholm by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.
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Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for sightseeing, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Copenhagen City Hall, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, walk around Vondelpark, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eindhoven.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

Eindhoven, The Netherlands — 8 nights

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: Arnhem (Park Sonsbeek, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, &more), Hasselt Chapel (in Tilburg) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, steep yourself in history at De Wonderlijke Klim, take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen, and stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Eindhoven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Eindhoven can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Eindhoven to Munich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Lucerne.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, and finally admire the striking features of Lucerne Station. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then ponder the design of Fontaine du Banneret, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lucerne online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Munich to Lucerne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 20th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip builder.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trips

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 3 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, and examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Monte-Carlo fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Interlaken to Monte-Carlo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Interlaken in September; daily highs in Monte-Carlo reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.
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Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Valletta.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Valletta, Malta — 5 nights

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Valletta is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens, and contemplate the long history of St Paul's Catacombs.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Valletta vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valletta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Valletta are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Dubai.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for sightseeing, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Jumeirah Public Beach, and make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dubai online travel route builder.

You can fly from Valletta to Dubai in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Valletta to Dubai. Traveling from Valletta in October, expect Dubai to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Malta travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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