28 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

28 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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28 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Greve in Chianti, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Greve in Chianti, Italy

Get out of town with these interesting Greve in Chianti side-trips: Siena (Duomo di Siena, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Greve in Chianti trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Greve in Chianti in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Greve in Chianti, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cinque Terre: Genoa (Old Port, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, & more) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, make a trip to Borgo Antico, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip planner .

You can drive from Greve in Chianti to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Desenzano Del Garda.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Neighborhoods Trails

Side Trips

Genoa, Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Borgo Antico
Borgo Antico

3
nights
Desenzano Del Garda, Italy

Desenzano Del Garda ©
Desenzano del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy, on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda. Step out of Desenzano Del Garda with an excursion to Lago di Garda in Garda--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, go for a walk through Lungolago di Desenzano sul Garda, view the masterpieces at Galleria Zacchi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Martino della Battaglia .

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Desenzano Del Garda trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Desenzano Del Garda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Desenzano Del Garda

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lago di Garda, Gardaland Park, Castello Scaligero, Parco Giardino Sigurta
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero

3
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
When in Innsbruck, make a side trip to see Achensee in Maurach, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), head outdoors with Bergisel Ski Jump, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Innsbruck trip planner.

You can drive from Desenzano Del Garda to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Desenzano Del Garda in September, expect Innsbruck to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Achensee
Highlights from your plan
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 24th (Tue), make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Virgil, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Innsbruck to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

5
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Hősök tere, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Budapest holiday builder website .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Jumeirah.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dubai driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Dubai takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Dubai is 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Budapest in October, with highs in Dubai at 41°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

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