40 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Peretola Airport, Pisa International Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Milan, Italy — 3 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.
For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Como.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Como, Italy — 5 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Como is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como and admire the striking features of Villa Olmo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Como trip itinerary site.

Getting from Milan to Como by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Como can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.
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Nature · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Landesmuseum as well as Bahnhofstrasse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Como to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, Zurich is little chillier than Como - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.
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Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:

Geneva, Switzerland — 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.
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Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Paris, France — 4 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.
You've now added Paris Seine to your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris attractions planning website.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

Before you visit Brussels, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Venice of the North

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: Keukenhof (in Lisse), Grote Markt (in Haarlem) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Dubai.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Souq Al Jami', Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sharjah Aquarium, look for gifts at Souk Al Bahar, and take an in-depth tour of Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dubai road trip planning site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Dubai by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Dubai, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in June; daily highs in Dubai reach 47°C and lows reach 35°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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Shopping · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
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