53 days in South Pacific, Middle East & Europe Itinerary

53 days in South Pacific, Middle East & Europe Itinerary

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53 days in South Pacific, Middle East & Europe Itinerary

Start: Whakatane, New Zealand
Drive:  1​h
1
Auckland, New Zealand
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Pompeii, Italy
— Few hours
subway:  1​h
6
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cassino, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
8
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Acquaviva, San Marino
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Verona, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
12
Sirmione, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
train:  30​min
14
La Spezia, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
15
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h
16
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
17
San Gimignano, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
18
Siena, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
19
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train + subway:  3​h
21
Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
22
Matera, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
23
Alberobello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h
24
Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
25
Syracuse, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
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Agrigento, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
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Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
29
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
30
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
31
Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
32
Delphi, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
33
Olympia, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
34
Nafplio, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
35
Athens, Greece
— 1 day
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
36
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
37
Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
38
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
39
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— Few hours
Fly:  13​h 30​min
40
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
End: Whakatane, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland planning tool .

Whakatane to Auckland is an approximately 4-hour car ride. When traveling from Whakatane in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Auckland, with highs around 14°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. You will leave for Dubai on the 16th (Sun).

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dubai route planner.

Fly from Auckland to Dubai in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in August, things will get much warmer in Dubai: highs are around 49°C and lows about 38°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off toLisbon.

Things to do in Dubai

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon road trip site .

You can fly from Dubai to Lisbon in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Lisbon. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Lisbon at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pompeii trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a subway to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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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.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip itinerary maker .

You can take a subway from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cassino.

Things to do in Sorrento

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Cassino, Italy

Cassino
Cassino is a comune in the province of Frosinone, Italy, at the southern end of the region of Lazio.Cassino is located at the foot of Monte Cairo near the confluence of the Gari and Liri rivers. To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cassino trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sorrento to Cassino in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Sorrento in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Cassino. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toAssisi.

Things to do in Cassino

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Assisi, Italy

Assisi
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi visit planner.

Getting from Cassino to Assisi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Acquaviva.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Acquaviva, San Marino

Acquaviva
As one of the smallest but most picturesque places in San Marino, Acquaviva draws tourists with two things--its gorgeous aquamarine waters and its adventure park.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Acquaviva trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Assisi to Acquaviva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Acquaviva sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Acquaviva

Theme Parks
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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.
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Acquaviva to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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Verona, Italy

Verona
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Verona

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sirmione holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Verona to Sirmione takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Sirmione

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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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.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to La Spezia.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

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La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Spezia road trip planner .

La Spezia is very close to Cinque Terre. In September, daytime highs in La Spezia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Pisa, Italy

Pisa
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pisa trip builder app .

Take a train from La Spezia to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

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Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

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San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Gimignano trip builder .

Getting from Florence to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Siena, Italy

Siena
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Siena online holiday builder .

Getting from San Gimignano to Siena by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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Rome, Italy

Rome
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

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Rome, Italy

Rome
To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website .

You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites
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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento
To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sorrento online travel route planner .

Getting from Rome to Sorrento by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 23°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Matera.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Matera, Italy

Matera
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Matera day trip planning website .

Getting from Sorrento to Matera by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Sorrento in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Matera. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Outdoors Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

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Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alberobello trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Taormina.

Things to do in Alberobello

Outdoors Parks Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

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Taormina, Italy

Taormina
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
For reviews and tourist information, read our Taormina driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Alberobello to Taormina in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alberobello in September since evenings lows in Taormina dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

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Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Syracuse online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Taormina to Syracuse by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Syracuse

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento
Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Agrigento trip maker app .

Getting from Syracuse to Agrigento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Agrigento sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palermo.

Things to do in Agrigento

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Planning Palermo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Agrigento to Palermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You've added Galleria Borbonica, Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, Underground Naples, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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Rome, Italy

Rome
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

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Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in September, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

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Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kalambaka day trip planning site .

Drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, Kalambaka is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Delphi, Greece

Delphi
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Delphi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalambaka in September since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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Olympia, Greece

Olympia
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Olympia trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Olympia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Olympia

Tours Transportation Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nafplio day trip app .

Drive from Olympia to Nafplio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nafplio, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

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Athens, Greece

Athens
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planner .

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Nafplio in September, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Archaeological Site of Delos has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town route maker website .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the ferry ride to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Delos
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos

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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In October in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Tours Outdoors Transportation
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

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Athens, Greece

Athens
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Athens

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dubai online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubai takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in October, expect Dubai to be warmer, temps between 41°C and 32°C. You'll set off for Auckland on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Auckland itinerary planner .

Getting from Dubai to Auckland by flight takes about 20.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dubai to Auckland. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Auckland to be colder, temps between 17°C and 16°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Wed).

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