15 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

15 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Amman

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Male, Maldives

— 2 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
On the 20th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhu Ziyaarath.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Male online route planner.

Amman, Jordan to Male is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amman in August: highs in Male hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Male

Spas · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit La Playa de Sitges and Playa de Arrabassada for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Tarragona (Esglesia de Sant Agusti, Circ Roma, &more), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Pasifae (in Vilanova i la Geltru). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Catalunya, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Male to Barcelona. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Male to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Male in August since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Villa Domergue. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Le Suquet). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally explore the activities along Riffelsee.

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You can drive from Nice to Zermatt in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

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On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.