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
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 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

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of The Dubai Fountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in February, things will get a bit cooler in Dubai: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Fountain ©
The Dubai Fountain

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and Piazza della Rotonda. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, go for a walk through Piazza di Spagna, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online travel route planner .

Fly from Dubai to Rome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in February, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cortona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Leaning Tower of Pisa and Eremo Le Celle. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Repubblica.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read 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 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Cortona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Villa Bramasole ©
Villa Bramasole

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour site .

You can take a train from Cortona to Florence in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
Highlights from your plan
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
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. Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

2
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.
On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan road trip planning website .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bellagio.
Highlights from your plan
Autodromo Nazionale Monza ©
Autodromo Nazionale Monza

2
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.
On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Carlotta.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellagio planner.

Getting from Milan to Bellagio by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Bellagio are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bellagio

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Villa Carlotta
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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

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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. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorrento.
Highlights from your plan
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Parco Acheologico di Ercolano in Ercolano (about 58 minutes away).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sorrento day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Venice to Sorrento takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Venice in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sorrento, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Storico Otranto and Centro Storico di Monopoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare), Citta Vecchia - Bari (in Bari) and I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce.

Planning Lecce trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sorrento to Lecce in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Lecce when traveling from Sorrento in March, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Centro Storico Otranto, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Centro Storico di Monopoli, Citta Vecchia - Bari, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lokrum Island and Kravica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dubrovnik City Walls and Fort Lovrijenac. Go for a jaunt from Dubrovnik to Mostar to see Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar about 3h 45 min away. There's more to do: take a stroll through Old Town.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Lecce to Dubrovnik takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kravica, Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Highlights from your plan
Lokrum Island ©
Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo di Diocleziano and Old Split. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic City of Trogir and Riva Harbor. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Krka National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Split online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Dubrovnik to Split takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March in Split, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Historic City of Trogir, Krka National Park
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Krka National Park ©
Krka National Park
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Split to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Split in March, with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Paros.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Monastiraki Flea Market
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Ermou Street ©
Ermou Street

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Lefkes and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kolymbithres Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paros travel planner.

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. March in Paros sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oia.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kolymbithres Beach ©
Kolymbithres Beach
Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa

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nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Byzantine Castle Ruins. Step out of the city life by going to Perissa Black Sand Beach and Amoudi Bay. It doesn't end there: go for a walk through Oia's Main Street.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oia trip planner.

Getting from Paros to Oia by car takes about 7 hours. In March in Oia, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Oia's Main Street, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Head to La Boqueria and Passeig de Graciafor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oia to Barcelona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Barcelona. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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hours
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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