43 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

43 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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43 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  12​h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
2
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Varenna, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
5
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
8
Capri, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
9
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
10
Imerovigli, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
11
Crawley, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
12
Hong Kong, China
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

1
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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): wander the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, take in panoramic vistas at Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, and then wander the streets of Soho.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong online tour itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Hong Kong Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods Shopping Nature
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Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui
Soho ©
Soho
Repulse Bay ©
Repulse Bay

6
nights
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Royal Tunbridge Wells ©
Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, about 40mi south-east of central London by road, 34.5mi by rail. Visit Dover Castle and Walmer Castle and Gardens for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bateman's and Hastings Fishermen's Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Royal Tunbridge Wells: Kent Battle of Britain Museum (in Hawkinge), Great Dixter House & Gardens (in Northiam) and Rye (Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye Heritage Centre, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through St Margaret-at-Cliffe, pause for some serene contemplation at St Leonards Church, contemplate the long history of Crypt of St. Leonard, and visit a coastal fixture at South Foreland Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Royal Tunbridge Wells trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hong Kong to Royal Tunbridge Wells. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Royal Tunbridge Wells due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in August, with highs in Royal Tunbridge Wells at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rye, Dover, Hythe, Hastings, Great Dixter House & Gardens
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Walmer Castle and Gardens ©
Walmer Castle and Gardens
Bateman's ©
Bateman's

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Lignano Riviera to see Riviera 6 - Bagno 6 about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Venice. Traveling from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Royal Tunbridge Wells in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Varenna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Riviera 6 - Bagno 6
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
nights
Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Appreciate the collections at Villa Carlotta and Museo del Tesoro della Collegiata di San Lorenzo di Chiavenna. Visit Spiaggia Tranquilla and Lido di Menaggio for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Varenna: Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio (in Gravedona), i Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Villa Fogazzaro Roi (in Valsolda). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riva Bianca Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, and contemplate the long history of Menaggio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Varenna tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Venice to Varenna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Varenna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellagio, Colico, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Villa Carlotta, Riva Bianca Beach
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries. Centro Storico di Siena and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Azienda Agricola Panzanello (in Panzano in Chianti) and Spiaggia di Torre Mozza (in Riotorto). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions planning site .

Getting from Varenna to Florence by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Spiaggia di Torre Mozza, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Castello di Volpaia, Castello di Monteriggioni
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galleria Borghese and Palatine Hill. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach (in Ladispoli) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation maker app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
You'll get in some beach time at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Vigne di Raito and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Piazza Tasso (in Sorrento), Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo & Teatro Grande) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Positano tour planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Positano. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Piazza Tasso, Le Vigne di Raito
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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nights
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Get a sense of the local culture at Villa San Michele and Punta Carena Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giardini di Augusto and Carthusia. On the 26th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortini Coastal Walk, explore the ancient world of Villa Jovis, don't miss a visit to Villa Lysis, and explore the activities along Marina Piccola.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Capri road trip website .

Capri is very close to Positano. September in Capri sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto
Santa Maria a Cetrella ©
Santa Maria a Cetrella

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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. On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano and then steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples sightseeing tool .

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Naples takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and subway. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ercolano
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Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum

5
nights
Imerovigli, Greece

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vassaltis Vineyards and Domaine Sigalas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Spas & Wellness. The adventure continues: trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Imerovigli itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Naples to Imerovigli. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Naples in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Imerovigli, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Crawley.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Koloumbos Beach, Vourvoulos Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Speed Boats Tours
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

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Crawley, United Kingdom

Crawley ©
Crawley is a town and borough in West Sussex, England. On the 3rd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Petworth House and Park and then wander the streets of The Lanes. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Arundel Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Weald & Downland Living Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Crawley road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Imerovigli to Crawley with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Imerovigli to Crawley. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Imerovigli in October: high temperatures in Crawley hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Crawley

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chichester, Arundel Cathedral, Petworth House and Park, The Lanes
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Petworth House and Park ©
Petworth House and Park
The Lanes ©
The Lanes
Weald & Downland Living Museum ©
Weald & Downland Living Museum

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Sai Kung.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Crawley to Hong Kong. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Hong Kong Time (HKT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In October, Hong Kong is much warmer than Crawley - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods
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Sai Kung ©
Sai Kung

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