51 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

51 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

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51 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cortona, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + subway:  1​h 30​min
9
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Lecce, Italy
— 4 nights
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
14
Paros, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
17
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You've added Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Fountains, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and finally ponder the design of Dubai Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, then stop by Gold Souk, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Dubai Spice Souk.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 17-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 Brisbane to Dubai. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Dubai to be much warmer, temps between 49°C and 38°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort
Bastakia Quarter ©
Bastakia Quarter

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Piazza della Rotonda, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, and other attractions to your itinerary. Vatican Museums and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Dubai to Rome in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Cortona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Cortona, Italy

Cortona ©
The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Villa Bramasole as well as Piazza della Repubblica. Do some cultural sightseeing at Leaning Tower of Pisa and Eremo Le Celle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cortona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Cortona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Cortona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Villa Bramasole ©
Villa Bramasole

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Lorenzo market, Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santo Spirito.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence journey planning tool .

Take a train from Cortona to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
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San Lorenzo market ©
San Lorenzo market
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Portovenere in Porto Venere, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

2
nights
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've now added Autodromo Nazionale Monza to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.
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2
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Villa Carlotta has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta.

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You can drive from Milan to Bellagio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Villa Carlotta
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

3
nights
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.
St. Mark's Square and St Mark's Campanile will appeal to history buffs. It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites
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St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro as well as Ruins of Herculaneum. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sorrento sightseeing website .

Do a combination of flight, train, and subway from Venice to Sorrento in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Traveling from Venice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sorrento, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruins of Herculaneum
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Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro ©
Piazza Tasso ©
Piazza Tasso

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nights
Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sidereus and Masseria Brancati. Museum-lovers will appreciate L'Ulivo che Canta and Castello Aragonese Otranto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lecce: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Torre Vado), Torre dell'Orso Beach (in Torre Dell'Orso) and Otranto (Cattedrale Di Otranto, Centro Storico Otranto, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Lecce.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lecce holiday maker app .

Drive from Sorrento to Lecce in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Sorrento in September, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Lecce. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Otranto, Ostuni, Torre dell'Orso Beach, Sidereus, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:
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Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Fishing Charters & Tours
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Head to Art by Stjepko and Life According to Kawafor plenty of shopping. War Photo Limited and Rector's Palace will appeal to museum buffs. On the 24th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik, wander the streets of Old Town, step off the mainland to explore Island of Lokrum, and contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac.

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Fly from Lecce to Dubrovnik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Rector's Palace ©
Rector's Palace

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get a sense of the local culture at Diocletian's Palace and Galerija Mestrovic. Step out of the city life by going to Ilirio's Hvar Tours and Marjan Park. Step out of Split with an excursion to Historic City of Trogir in Trogir--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, examine the collection at Froggyland, take a stroll through Riva Harbor, and contemplate the long history of Old Split.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Split online visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Split sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch, Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Ilirio's Hvar Tours ©
Ilirio's Hvar Tours
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): shop like a local with Ermou Street, take in the exciting artwork at Pandora Art Gallery, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens holiday maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Split to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Split to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Split in September since evenings lows in Athens dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 1st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Lefkes, then go for a walk through Kolymbithres Beach, then view the masterpieces at Yria Ceramic Studio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, then enjoy the sand and surf at Martselo beach, and then kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paros trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Paros in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Oia.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kolymbithres Beach ©
Kolymbithres Beach
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Piso Aliki Beach ©
Piso Aliki Beach

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Art Space. On the next day, gain insight at MATI Art Gallery, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Oia travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Paros to Oia by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini, Akrotiri, KAMARA BEACH, MATI Art Gallery, Santo Winery
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Hiking Trail Fira - Oia ©
Hiking Trail Fira - Oia

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Galeria La Lesia. Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Oia to Barcelona takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oia to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. October in Barcelona sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at The Red Door Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Barcelona to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In October, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry

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