38 days in Europe & Maldives Itinerary

38 days in Europe & Maldives Itinerary

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38 days in Europe & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:  13​h
7
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and San Giorgio Maggiore. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee and The Jordaan. Change things up with a short trip to Hertenkamp Bloemendaal in Bloemendaal (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, kick back and relax at Blijburg (Happy Village), wander the streets of Valeriusplein, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Bloemendaal
Highlights from your plan
The Amstel ©
The Amstel
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee ©
Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step off the beaten path and head to Greenwich and Westminster. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, wander the streets of Holland Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and walk around Primrose Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Westminster ©
Westminster
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trocadero and Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip planning app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin
Highlights from your plan
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Fenals Beach. Relax by the water at Lloret Beach and Platja del Coco. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Playa de Arrabassada (in Tarragona), Capellans Beach (in Salou) and Playa de la Pineda (in La Pineda). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town), Capellans Beach, Playa de la Pineda, Playa de Arrabassada
Highlights from your plan
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
El Born ©
El Born

4
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trastevere and Bau Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Bau Beach
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Rasfannu. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), look for gifts at M Souvenirs, and hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Male trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Rome to Male takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Maldives Time (MVT) is 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rome in September, with highs in Male at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas & Wellness
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach

8
nights
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Banana Reef and Hulhumale. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hulhumale Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hulhumale Mosque, immerse yourself in nature at Hulhumale Central Park, and don't miss a visit to Maldive Victory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hulhumale trip planning tool .

Hulhumale is very close to Male. In September, daytime highs in Hulhumale are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

North Male Atoll, Hulhumale
Highlights from your plan
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef
Hulhumale Central Park ©
Hulhumale Central Park
Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale

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