58 days in Europe, Cairo & Male Itinerary

58 days in Europe, Cairo & Male Itinerary

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58 days in Europe, Cairo & Male Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 20 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
13
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
14
Male, Maldives
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

20
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vilnius: Capitals Golf Club (in Elektrenai), Kaunas (Galerija Paveikslai.lt, Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), & more) and Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum, Kenesa, & more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of All Saints, take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Vilnius trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Vilnius is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Vilnius to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -2°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kaunas, Trakai, Capitals Golf Club
Find places to stay Dec 16 — Jan 5:
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Vilnius in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace and then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade), then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Vienna is slightly colder than Amsterdam - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then don't miss a visit to Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Manneken Pis, and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels tour planning site .

Fly from Vienna to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum ©
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at British Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Justa Lift. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Alfama and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

Plan trip to Lisbon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from London to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London in January, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
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 20th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll through Park Guell.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. January in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Florence in January: highs in Rome hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens tour builder tool .

Getting from Rome to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Athens, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairo journey planner.

Fly from Athens to Cairo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Athens - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Giza
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

7
nights
Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Male: Hulhumale (Hulhumale Beach & Hulhumale Mosque), Nala Boutique (in Vihamanafushi) and HP Reef (in Furanafushi Island). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), look for gifts at S.T.O Trade Centre, steep yourself in history at Mulee Aage, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Male holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairo to Male. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Maldives Time (MVT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in February, expect nights in Male to be warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hulhumale, HP Reef, Nala Boutique
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hulhumale Beach ©
Hulhumale Beach
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
National Museum ©
National Museum

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