39 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

39 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Auckland in April, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica di Santa Giustina, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 28th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Vittore.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, wander the streets of Old Town, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in April, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 25°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 10 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Change things up with these side-trips from London: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland, Cotswold Motoring Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, stroll around Hyde Park, grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity), Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, and take an in-depth tour of Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai day trip planning site.

You can fly from London to Dubai in 10 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from London to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Dubai to be much warmer, temps between 44°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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