14 days in South Pacific, Middle East & Europe Itinerary

14 days in South Pacific, Middle East & Europe Itinerary

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14 days in South Pacific, Middle East & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
6
Lille, France
— 1 night
End: Lille, France

1
night
Sydney, Australia

Sydney
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Dubai on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai Fountains has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall and then admire the local landmark of Dubai Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Gold Souk, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, stroll through Dubai Creek, then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. In August in Dubai, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 38°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Museums Nature
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Dubai Fountains ©
Dubai Fountains

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Amsterdam takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, Grote Markt
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Central Station (in Antwerp) and Ghent (Gravensteen Castle & Ghent City Center). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ghent, Antwerpen-Centraal
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vianden, make a trip to Barrio Grund, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally admire the striking features of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame).

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You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Luxembourg City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Vianden
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

1
night
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 6th (Fri), make a trip to Grande Place, make a trip to Place du Theatre, then admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Stock Exchange.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lille driving holiday planner .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Lille by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Stock Exchange ©
Old Stock Exchange
Grande Place ©
Grande Place
Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille

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