48 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

48 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

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48 days in Dubai & Europe Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cortona, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
7
Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
plane:  1​h 30​min
9
Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Lecce, Italy
— 4 nights
ferry:  11​h
11
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
14
Paros, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
15
Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
17
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— Few hours
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of The Dubai Fountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dubai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brisbane, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brisbane to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Dubai to be warmer, temps between 49°C and 38°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Dubai

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo ©
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa

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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.
You've added Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna, Spanish Steps, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Dubai to Rome in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Cortona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Cortona, Italy

Cortona ©
The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Villa Bramasole as well as Piazza della Repubblica. Do some cultural sightseeing at Leaning Tower of Pisa and Eremo Le Celle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cortona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Cortona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Cortona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Villa Bramasole ©
Villa Bramasole

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Santo Spirito.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Cortona to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
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Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Portovenere in Porto Venere, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
You've now added Autodromo Nazionale Monza to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): join the crowd at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bellagio.
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Autodromo Nazionale Monza ©
Autodromo Nazionale Monza

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nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Villa Carlotta has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta.

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You can take a train from Milan to Bellagio in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bellagio

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Villa Carlotta
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Sorrento.
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Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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nights
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and subway from Venice to Sorrento in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in September since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

4
nights
Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
You've added Citta Vecchia - Bari, Centro Storico di Monopoli, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lecce holiday maker app .

Drive from Sorrento to Lecce in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Sorrento in September, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Lecce. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Centro Storico Otranto, Citta Vecchia - Bari, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Centro Storico di Monopoli
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Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto
Centro Storico di Monopoli ©
Centro Storico di Monopoli

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Island of Lokrum, Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar and Kravica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walls of Dubrovnik and Fort Lovrijenac. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik visit app .

Traveling by flight from Lecce to Dubrovnik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Kravica
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You've now added Krka National Park to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Diocletian's Palace and Historic City of Trogir. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Riva Harbor and contemplate the long history of Old Split.

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Getting from Dubrovnik to Split by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Krka National Park
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monastiraki Flea Market, Plateia Syntagmatos and Acropolis of Athens.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder site .

Getting from Split to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Split to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Split in September, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastiraki Flea Market
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Ermou Street ©
Ermou Street

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Paros, Greece

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
You've now added Old Port of Naoussa to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Lefkes and then take in the pleasant sights at Kolymbithres Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paros trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Paros takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In September in Paros, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oia.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kolymbithres Beach ©
Kolymbithres Beach
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You've added Oia's Main Street, Amoudi Bay, Byzantine Castle Ruins, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Oia with an excursion to Akrotiri in Akrotiri--about 46 minutes away.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Oia trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Paros to Oia by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Oia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Perissa Black Sand Beach, Akrotiri, Oia's Main Street
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barceloneta Beach, Las Ramblas, Casa Batllo, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's more to do: stroll around Parc Guell and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour planner.

Fly from Oia to Barcelona in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oia to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Edinburgh. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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