53 days in Western Europe & Dubai Itinerary

53 days in Western Europe & Dubai Itinerary

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Catania, Italy
— Few hours
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Syracuse, Italy
— 3 nights
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Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Reggio Calabria, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pollica, Italy
— 2 nights
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Postiglione, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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San Miniato, Italy
— 5 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights

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Catania, Italy

Catania
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Catania online holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Catania is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Syracuse on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Catania

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Siracusa and Maniace Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Teatro Greco and Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Basilica di San Sebastiano (in Palazzolo Acreide) and Necropolis of Pantalica (in Pantalica).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Syracuse travel route builder.

You can drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Taormina on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica di San Sebastiano, Necropolis of Pantalica
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Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Necropolis of Pantalica ©
Necropolis of Pantalica
Basilica di San Sebastiano ©
Basilica di San Sebastiano

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Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lido La Dolce Vita.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taormina trip maker app.

You can drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Taormina

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Lido La Dolce Vita ©
Lido La Dolce Vita

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Reggio Calabria, Italy

Reggio Calabria
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria day trip planning site.

You can drive from Taormina to Reggio Calabria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. April in Reggio Calabria sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pollica.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Pollica, Italy

Pollica
Pollica is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Pollica online travel planner.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Pollica in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Postiglione.

Things to do in Pollica

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Postiglione, Italy

Postiglione
Postiglione is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.GeographyLocated in Cilento, below the Alburni mountains, borders with the municipalities of Altavilla Silentina, Campagna, Castelcivita, Controne, Contursi Terme, Serre and Sicignano degli Alburni.Postiglione counts 5 frazioni: Canneto, Duchessa, Selvanera, Terzo di Mezzo and Zancuso. For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Postiglione online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Pollica to Postiglione in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Postiglione

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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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.
Duomo di Ravello and Cloister del Paradiso are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Sant'Andrea are in your itinerary. When in Positano, make a side trip to see Villa Cimbrone Gardens in Ravello, approximately Ravello away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, cool off at Fornillo, and pause for some photo ops at Fontana sant'Andrea.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Positano online attractions planner.

Drive from Postiglione to Positano in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Postiglione in April; daily highs in Positano reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in April, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Miniato.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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San Miniato, Italy

San Miniato
San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Miniato attractions planner.

Drive from Rome to San Miniato in 3.5 hours. In April in San Miniato, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in San Miniato

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza Maggiore and Portico di San Luca. Get some cultural insight at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Basilica San Francesco. Go for a jaunt from Bologna to Ravenna to see Battistero degli Ariani about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and get some jogging in at Torre Prendiparte.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Miniato to Bologna takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Battistero degli Ariani
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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Como, Italy

Como ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Como Guided Tours as well as Como-Brunate funicular. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Sant'Abbondio and Monumento alla Resistenza Europea. Go for a jaunt from Como to Colonno to see Greenway del Lago di Como about 54 minutes away.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Como travel planner.

Take a train from Bologna to Como in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Como can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Tours Transportation Historic Sites

Side Trip

Greenway del Lago di Como
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Lake Como Guided Tours ©
Lake Como Guided Tours
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

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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.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip builder.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Zaanse Schans. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brouwerij 't IJ, snap pictures at Magere Brug, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip builder.

Getting from Milan to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in May, expect Amsterdam to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
On the 7th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip maker site.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Andre Cathedral and Chateau Paloumey. Popular historic sites such as Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron and Tour Pey-Berland are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Port of the Moon.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bordeaux journey planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, Chateau Paloumey
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Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron ©
Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parte Vieja and San Telmo Museoa. You'll get in some beach time at La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach. There's more to do: wander the streets of La calle 31 de agosto and take in the waterfront at Paseo Nuevo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Sebastian - Donostia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Beaches Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Quinta da Regaleira and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Batalha (Batalha Monastery & Capelas Imperfeitas) and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, stop by Parque das Nacoes, step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. You will leave for Dubai on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Batalha, Monastery of Alcobaca, Quinta da Regaleira, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, admire the landmark architecture of Al Noor Mosque, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mamzar Beach Park. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Deira Old Souk Abra Station, thentake an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Walk at JBR.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Lisbon to Dubai by flight takes about 10.5 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Lisbon to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Lisbon in May, with highs in Dubai at °C and lows at °C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Al Noor Mosque
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Al Mamzar Beach Park ©
Al Mamzar Beach Park
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort
Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara ©
Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara

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