36 days in Asia, Europe & Middle East Itinerary

36 days in Asia, Europe & Middle East Itinerary

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36 days in Asia, Europe & Middle East Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Tarragona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Ajaccio, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Nice, France
— Few hours
train:  3​h 15​min
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney, Australia

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 16th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Singapore Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and then admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get much hotter in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

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Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

3
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Madrid takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Madrid, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Valencia on the 21st (Thu).

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Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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days
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, childrens museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at City of the Arts and Sciences, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Central Market of Valencia, make a trip to Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat), and steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia attractions app .

Take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Valencia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tarragona.

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Zoos & Aquariums Parks Childrens Museums
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
City of the Arts and Sciences ©
City of the Arts and Sciences
The Central Market of Valencia ©
The Central Market of Valencia

2
days
Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in the north-east of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Passeig Maritim, then stroll through La Playa de Sitges, and then explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tarragona journey planner.

Traveling by train from Valencia to Tarragona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Tarragona, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tarragona

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sitges, Playa de la Pineda
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La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges
Playa de la Pineda ©
Playa de la Pineda
Passeig Maritim ©
Passeig Maritim

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Park Güell.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Tarragona to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Avignon.

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La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell ©
Park Güell
Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló

2
days
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Carrieres de Lumieres and then admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and then steep yourself in history at Pont du Gard.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon road trip planning site .

You can drive from Barcelona to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Avignon when traveling from Barcelona in June, with lows around 18°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off toMarseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Carrieres de Lumieres ©
Carrieres de Lumieres

2
days
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Old Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the striking landscape at Calanques. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille online journey maker .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Calanques
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques

4
days
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Lérins Islands & La Croisette) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planner .

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cannes, Une Maison à Saint-Paul de Vence, Massif de l'Esterel, Le Jardin exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

4
days
Ajaccio, France

Ajaccio ©
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ajaccio: D81 (in Piana), U Filanciu (in Cargese) and A Cupulatta (in Ucciani). And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Croisieres Albellu, make a trip to Place d'Austerlitz, admire the masterpieces at Musée Fesch, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Tolla.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ajaccio travel planning website .

You can fly from Nice to Ajaccio in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Ajaccio, with lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Nice on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Ajaccio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Croisieres Albellu, D81, U Filanciu, A Cupulatta
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Croisieres Albellu ©
Croisieres Albellu
A Cupulatta ©
A Cupulatta
Lac de Tolla ©
Lac de Tolla

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Nice, France

Nice ©
On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nice day trip planning tool .

Fly from Ajaccio to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Ajaccio in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Genoa.

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Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi

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day
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa online travel planner .

You can drive from Nice to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Genoa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

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Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Acquario di Genova ©
Acquario di Genova
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari ©
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari

2
days
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cinque Terre, with lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Milan on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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days
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina), AC Boat (in Menaggio) and Cathedral of Como (in Como). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find out how to plan a trip to Milan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Villa Carlotta, AC Boat, Cathedral of Como
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
AC Boat ©
AC Boat
Villa Carlotta
Villa Carlotta

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days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, admire the striking features of Emirates Towers, and ponder the design of Dubai Fountains.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip maker tool .

You can fly from Milan to Dubai in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Milan to Dubai. In July, Dubai is much hotter than Milan - with highs of 49°C and lows of 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

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