38 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

38 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Rome. Traveling from Auckland in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perseus Statue and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Torre del Mangia & Centro Storico di Siena). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday tool.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Certosa di Pavia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Teodolinda, then walk around Parco di Monza, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Chiaravalle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, and finally examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Zurich and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Basel (Merian Garten, Basel's Old Town, &more) and Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like English Garden and Botanischer Garten Muenchen-Nymphenburg. Change things up with a short trip to Herrenchiemsee New Palace in Herreninsel (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, make a trip to Marienplatz, examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 10 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hawk Conservancy Trust and Hyde Park. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Cambridge (The River Cam, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, &more). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, walk around Greenwich Park, take in panoramic vistas at Up at The O2, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Marmottan Monet and Le Trocadero et son esplanade. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Hotel de Ville, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Al Montazah Parks. Venture out of the city with trips to Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Qasr Al Watan, &more). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, go for a stroll along the water at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, stroll around Al Barsha Pond Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubai route builder app.

You can fly from Paris to Dubai in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Dubai to be much warmer, temps between 44°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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