24 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

24 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  16​h
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
8
Turgutreis, Turkey
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Urgup, Turkey
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center and Mesquita Jumeirah are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Gold Souk. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, enjoy the sand and surf at Jumeirah Beach, make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and take a stroll through Flying Cup.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip itinerary site .

Melbourne, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dubai. In August, Dubai is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 49°C and lows of 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
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Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Shop till you drop at Harrods and Covent Garden. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our London day trip site .

You can fly from Dubai to London in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get cooler in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder website .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): wander the streets of Via Condotti and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Via Condotti ©
Via Condotti

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by La Bauta.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stop by Nana' Positano, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Positano takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in August, Positano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Turgutreis.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Nana' Positano ©
Nana' Positano
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

1
night
Turgutreis, Turkey

Turgutreis
Turgutreis is a town in Turkey about a 60-minute drive from Bodrum International Airport. On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yahsi Beach and then browse the different shops at Midtown Shopping Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turgutreis sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Positano to Turgutreis with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Positano to Turgutreis. Traveling from Positano in September, expect nights in Turgutreis to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Turgutreis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ortakent
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2
nights
Urgup, Turkey

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, then Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and finally stop by Alaturca Taner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Turgutreis to Urgup. In September, Urgup is little chillier than Turgutreis - with highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Alaturca Taner
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Balloon Rides
Alaturca Taner ©
Alaturca Taner
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 5th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then kick back and relax at Dalia Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Urgup to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Urgup in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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