33 days in Europe & Dubai Itinerary

33 days in Europe & Dubai Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 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
— 5 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Auckland in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip

Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Plan my day in Venice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Side Trip

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.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Boydells Dairy Farm (in Wethersfield). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London travel planner.

Getting from Venice to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to London is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dubai.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Al Montazah Parks (in Sharjah) and Abu Dhabi (Qasr Al Hosn, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Wed) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, take an in-depth tour of Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dubai holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dubai takes 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dubai is 3 hours. Traveling from Paris in May, things will get much warmer in Dubai: highs are around 44°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites
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