39 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

39 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
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La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train to Salerno, Taxi to Ravello
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Ravello, Italy
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ios, Greece
— 1 night
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Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our London online holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in London reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Palace of Versailles. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Milan, Italy — 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in April: highs in Milan hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then make a trip to Mercato Centrale, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence vacation website.

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 day

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre travel route website.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for La Spezia on the 13th (Thu).
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Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

La Spezia, Italy — 3 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. La Spezia is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, examine the collection at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, and look for gifts at Stoppani & Peer - Drogheria Storica La Spezia.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the La Spezia vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planner.

You can fly from La Spezia to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ravello.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Ravello, Italy

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ravello day trip tool.

You can drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 17°C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Naples.
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Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Historic Sites

Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Step out of Naples to go to Pompeii and see Villa dei Misteri, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Villa di Poppea, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Naples online trip builder.

You can drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Naples, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens route maker tool.

Fly from Venice to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Venice in April, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Milos.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Milos, Greece — 2 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach, see the interesting displays at Sand Museum, and then see some colorful creatures with Oneiro Milos. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach, stroll through Tsigrado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paliochori Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at The Art House - Photography Milos.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milos trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. April in Milos sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fira travel route planner.

Ride a ferry from Milos to Fira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Ios.
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Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips

Ios, Greece — 1 night

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Archeologiko Mousio Iou, enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotas Beach, then kick back and relax at Ag. Theodoti Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to La Tomba di Omero.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ios holiday builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Ios in 1.5 hours. In April in Ios, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Paros.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Paros, Greece — 3 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, relax and rejuvenate at Inner Space Yoga & Scuba Retreat, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paros trip maker website.

Getting from Ios to Paros by ferry takes about 3 hours. In May in Paros, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dubai.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Sun) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, take a leisurely stroll along Dubai Creek, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and admire the striking features of Emirates Towers.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubai trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Paros to Dubai in 10 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paros to Dubai due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paros in May, plan for much warmer days in Dubai, with highs around 44°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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