33 days in Dubai, Italy & United Kingdom Itinerary

33 days in Dubai, Italy & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Livorno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Trapani, Italy
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and then admire the striking features of Emirates Towers. On your second day here, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubai trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Dubai is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in October, you will find days in Dubai are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, admire the striking features of Archiginnasio di Bologna, then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bologna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Bologna takes 10 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Bologna due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Bologna reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.
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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.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday builder app.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 18th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Antico, make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, Head underground at Grotta di Byron, then don't miss a visit to Palazzata a Mare, then stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino) and Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo & Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Siena attractions app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Siena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Livorno.
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Livorno, Italy — 2 nights

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at CavallinoMatto. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Venezia Nuova, pause for some photo ops at Monumento dei Quattro Mori, don't miss a visit to Terrazza Mascagni, then meet the residents at Acquario di Livorno, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Montenero.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Livorno driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Siena to Livorno in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, make a trip to Quattro Canti, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then make a trip to Palazzo Pretorio, Municipio di Palermo, and finally ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palermo tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Livorno to Palermo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trapani.
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Trapani, Italy — 1 night

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tempio di Segesta.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Trapani attractions planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Trapani in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Trapani are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read London journey planner.

You can fly from Trapani to London in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Trapani in October, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom — 2 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Tulleys Farm, then admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, and then relax and rejuvenate at Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier, look for gifts at Gustamps, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lanes.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Trafalgar Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Saatchi Gallery, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, London is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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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Sicily travel guide

4.5
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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