31 days in Europe, Africa & Asia Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 6 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 Blenheim Palace and Hever Castle & Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Waddesdon Manor and Westminster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Tulleys Farm (in Turners Hill) and Oxford (Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology & Oxford University Museum of Natural History). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Wallace Collection, make a trip to Trafalgar Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London online trip builder.

Newcastle upon Tyne to London is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Sainte-Chapelle. Get some cultural insight at Seine River and Musee de l’Orangerie. Change things up with a short trip to Evasion Canine in Fontainebleau (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Latin Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Acueduct of Segovia and Alcazar of Segovia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casco Historico de Toledo and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: San Martin Church (in Segovia), Avila (Puerta del Alcazar, Las Murallas de Avila, &more) and Toledo (Victorio Macho Museum & Real Colegio de Doncellas Nobles). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, appreciate the history behind Puerta de Alcala, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Madrid day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 3 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Musee de Marrakech - Fondation Omar Benjelloun. Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Medersa Ben Youssef. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Mellah, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech road trip planning website.

You can fly from Madrid to Marrakech in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Marrakech. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in December; daily highs in Marrakech reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
We've included these beaches for you: Al Mamzar Beach Park and Jumeirah Public Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and La Mer. Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 22nd (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kite Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Bur Dubai Abra Station, stroll through Jumeirah Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Dubai Miracle Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Dubai in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Marrakech to Dubai, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in December, expect nights in Dubai to be warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong, China — 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) and Food Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hong Kong Museum of History and Lo Hon Monastery. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline and walk around Nan Lian Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Hong Kong takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Hong Kong is 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect nights in Hong Kong to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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