40 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

40 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Sat) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Start your trip to Dubai by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Sydney, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip site.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Munich takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, Munich is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 4 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Vin d'Alsace HORCHER (in Mittelwihr) and Nancy (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy & Place Stanislas). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, look for gifts at Mon Oncle Malker de Munster, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, and examine the collection at Palais de Rohan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg travel planning website.

You can fly from Munich to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.
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Rothenburg, Germany — 3 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Museum fur Franken, Würzburg Residence, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, make a trip to Das Plonlein, and see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum).

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rothenburg road trip planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Rothenburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Memorium Nuremberg Trials, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche St. Johannes und St. Martin, and steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nuremberg attractions site.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Nuremberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, make a trip to The Dresden Zwinger, and then don't miss a visit to Neumarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Old Market Square (Altmarkt), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche Dresden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Royal Palace (Residenzschloss).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Dresden trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Dresden, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 6 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague day trip app.

You can drive from Dresden to Prague in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 6 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, and examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Germany travel guide

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Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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