51 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

51 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Sanxenxo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
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Fuengirola, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
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Murcia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Peniscola, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Marsala, Italy
— 2 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 1 night
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Randazzo, Italy
— 2 nights
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— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll get in some beach time at Al Mamzar Beach Park and Corniche Beach. Dhafeer Fort and Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at KITE BEACH, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Al Noor Mosque.

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Melbourne, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Dubai is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 46°C and lows are around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and then take a stroll through El Born.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Barcelona takes 10 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Barcelona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Barcelona is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Bilbao, Spain

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll around Dona Casilda Park, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then take in the views from La Salve zubia, and finally appreciate the history behind Puppy. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by La Bendita, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santiago, experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, then don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and finally take in the views from Puente Zubizuri.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Barcelona to Bilbao by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Bilbao dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Oviedo, Spain

— 2 nights
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Tirso El Real, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de La Balesquida, then see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Asturias, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Maria de La Corte, and finally don't miss a visit to Monasterio de San Pelayo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Parroquia de San Isidoro El Real, take a stroll through Casco Antiguo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Route of Santiago de Compostela, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Porlier, and finally visit Calle Uria.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oviedo trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Oviedo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bilbao in September, plan for little chillier days in Oviedo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Sanxenxo.

Things to do in Oviedo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Trails

Sanxenxo, Spain

— 2 nights
Sanxenxo is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Ermita de San Sebastian, make a trip to Ermita de la Lanzada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de La Lanzada, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Foxos, then kick back and relax at Playa de Pragueira, and finally learn about winemaking at Adega Eidos. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Canelas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Baltar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Baltar.

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You can drive from Oviedo to Sanxenxo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September in Sanxenxo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Sanxenxo

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porto Augusto's and Capela das Almas. Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco and Torre dos Clerigos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the waterfront at Ribeira Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, and take in the views from Porto Bridge Climb.

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You can drive from Sanxenxo to Porto in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sanxenxo to Porto due to the time zone difference. September in Porto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Rua Augusta. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Sao Roque.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Sevilla and Royal Tobacco Factory. Get some cultural insight at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas and Capilla de los Marineros. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, and admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 3 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Main Street, stroll through Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Gibraltar Crystal, then explore the activities along Catalan Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to The Rock of Gibraltar.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gibraltar online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Seville to Gibraltar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Gibraltar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Ronda, Spain

— 1 night

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the views from Roman Bridge, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Don Bosco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, and finally admire the local landmark of Plaza del Socorro. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Descalzos Viejos S.L., learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, don't miss a visit to Puerta de Almocabar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Del Bandolero.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gibraltar in September: highs in Ronda hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fuengirola.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Fuengirola, Spain

— 2 nights

Sunshine Playground

An enchanting mix of tranquil beaches and urban atmosphere, the metropolis of Fuengirola remains one of the Costa del Sol’s most visited cities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Bajondillo, kick back and relax at Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Sohail, then take in the views from Rio Fuengirola Pedestrian Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Plaza de los Chinorros. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Plaza Constitucion, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Fuengirola.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fuengirola trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Fuengirola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ronda in September, expect nights in Fuengirola to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Fuengirola

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nerja, Spain

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 29th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museo de Nerja, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, then kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, and finally make a trip to El Puente del Águila. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Playa El Playazo, then identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capistrano Playa, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nerja attractions app.

Traveling by car from Fuengirola to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nerja when traveling from Fuengirola in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Murcia, Spain

— 2 nights
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Murcia Archaeological Museum (MAM), see the interesting displays at Museo Gaya, then admire the masterpieces at Cathedral de Santa Maria, then contemplate the long history of Episcopal Palace of Murcia, and finally get your game on at Escape Play 2. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, make a trip to Plaza Julian Romea, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Juan de Dios, then see the interesting displays at Santa Clara Monastery & Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Miguel.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Murcia trip planner.

Drive from Nerja to Murcia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Nerja in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Murcia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Murcia

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Patacona beach, then examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Murcia to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Valencia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Peniscola.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Peniscola, Spain

— 2 nights
Peníscola or Peñíscola, anglicised as Peniscola, is a municipality in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Plage Nord, examine the collection at Museo Del Mar, steep yourself in history at Bufador, then make a trip to Puerta de Santa Maria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Santa Maria, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro de Peniscola. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Antiguo, contemplate the long history of Puerta De Sant Pere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita De Santa Ana, contemplate the long history of Portal Fosc, then explore the historical opulence of Peniscola Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Papa Luna.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Peniscola route planning app.

You can drive from Valencia to Peniscola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valencia in October, you will find days in Peniscola are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Peniscola

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Museo Cerralbo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Peniscola to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Madrid are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Palermo, Italy

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oratorio dell'Immacolatella, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Lorenzo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, pause for some serene contemplation at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Palermo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Marsala.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites

Marsala, Italy

— 2 nights
Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Whitaker, then do a tasting at Cantine Pellegrino, then take in the waterfront at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta Garibaldi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Addolorata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Purgatorio, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Repubblica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madre di Marsala, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Lilibeo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Baglio Anselmi.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marsala route planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Marsala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Marsala are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Marsala

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Syracuse, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Farmacia Vindigni, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile".

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Syracuse trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marsala to Syracuse takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Catania, Italy

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco Borgia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Benedetto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giuliano, then admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Biscari, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Universita. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Palazzo degli Elefanti, admire the striking features of Cappella Bonajuto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Collegiata, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano Catania, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Fontana dell'Elefante.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Catania travel route builder app.

Getting from Syracuse to Catania by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Catania sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Randazzo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums

Randazzo, Italy

— 2 nights
Randazzo is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Castello Svevo & Museo Archeologico Vagliasindi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Martino, contemplate the long history of Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale, then delve into the distant past at Monastero di San Giorgio, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo dell'Opera dei Pupi di Randazzo. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Comunale, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via degli Archi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Randazzo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Randazzo takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Hatta.

Things to do in Randazzo

Historic Sites · Museums

Hatta, United Arab Emirates

— 1 night
Embraced by visitors for its milder climate and captivating landscape, Hatta offers a cool escape from Dubai's heat.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre and then take an in-depth tour of Hatta Heritage Village.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hatta online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Randazzo to Hatta with the Route module. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Randazzo to Hatta due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hatta

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Emirate of Dubai travel guide

4.2
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
City of Gold
Essentially a desert city with a stunningly advanced urban infrastructure, Emirate of Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates. Home to many different cultures from around the world, Dubai resembles a city-state boasting remarkably diverse culinary and shopping scenes. Its unique position on the Persian Gulf means you can combine both coastal attractions and sophisticated urban delights. Dubai tourism thrives largely thanks to a progressive atmosphere, making it easy for tourists to experience all this city has to offer. Sightseeing in Dubai is hassle-free thanks to what is arguably the best public transport system in the Middle East. Start with Bastakiya district, the last pocket of "Old Dubai" and home to many buildings designed in the traditional style.

Province of Pontevedra travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Islands
Forming the southwestern region of Galicia, the Province of Pontevedra is known for its majestic coastline of estuaries and islands, as well as the industrial city of Vigo and the capital city of Pontevedra. Revered for its gastronomical contributions, Pontevedra boasts some of the country’s best seafood and the famous Albariño white wine. Because of its prime coastal location, the region is gaining notoriety as a summer vacation spot, as it is less populated than other beachfront provinces. Inland, hamlets dot the region’s lush, green countryside along the dramatic banks of the Rías Baixas.

Province of Malaga travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Nightlife · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.

Region of Murcia travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
The region of Murcia offers both tranquil countryside and cities rich in historical landmarks, as it served as the frontier land between Christian Castile and Muslim Andalusia. With attractive main cities and over 150 km (93 mi) of Mediterranean coastline, the region has experienced a resurgence in tourism over the last decade highlighting the area’s cultural festivals, gastronomy, historic sites, and year-round warm weather. The wine country here is lush and, along with its colorful fruit orchards, embodies the region’s untouched natural charm.

Valencian Country travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Beaches · Flea Markets
Hugging the Mediterranean coastline, Valencian Country is one of Spain’s great agricultural districts. The region’s rich soil has been cultivated for many centuries. Arab farmers, who arrived here during the Middle Ages, introduced irrigation methods that allowed for extensive farming of rice, citrus, almonds, and dates. To this day, the area is best known as the cradle of Spanish rice cultivation. Regional ways to cook rice and incorporate it into dishes number in the hundreds. In the colorful countryside, each village features different methods of preparing that famous Spanish rice creation called paella, and no vacation here would be complete without a sample or two. Valencian paella, once the food of humble farmers, is now a symbol of Spanish cuisine that draws tourism from around the world.

Community of Madrid travel guide

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Art Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
The area surrounding the capital city, the Community of Madrid is located in the very heart of the country. Densely populated and quite industrialized, the region still retains some remarkably unspoiled and diverse habitats and landscapes, including tall mountain peaks, dense oak forests, and low-lying plains. The region’s lush valleys are noted for sheltering the last bastions of the Spanish imperial eagle, as well as several other species nearly extinct everywhere else in the world. Though the region’s main attraction is undoubtedly the city of Madrid, it is the impressive biodiversity of the area that draws tourism to this part of Spain.

Province of Palermo travel guide

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Churches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz ('flower'). Palermo then became a possession of Carthage, before becoming part of the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and eventually part of the Byzantine Empire, for over a thousand years. The Greeks named the city Panormus meaning 'complete port'. From 831 to 1072 the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital. The Arabs shifted the Greek name into Balarme (بَلَرْم), the root for Palermo's present-day name. Following the Norman reconquest, Palermo became the capital of a new kingdom (from 1130 to 1816), the Kingdom of Sicily and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire under Frederick II Holy Roman Emperor and Conrad IV of Germany, King of the Romans. Eventually Sicily would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.

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Province of Syracuse travel guide

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Islands · Beaches · Ruins
Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, next to the Gulf of Syracuse beside the Ionian Sea.The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth and exerted influence over the entirety of Magna Graecia, of which it was the most important city. Described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", it equaled Athens in size during the fifth century BC. It later became part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. After this Palermo overtook it in importance, as the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually the kingdom would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.

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Province of Catania travel guide

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Volcanos · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Catania is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea. It is the capital of the Metropolitan City of Catania, one of the ten biggest cities in Italy, and the seventh largest metropolitan area in Italy. The population of the city proper is 313,000 while the population of the conurbation is estimated to be 767,003. The metropolitan city has 1,115,310 inhabitants.Catania is well known for its historical earthquakes, having been destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes in 1169 and 1693, and for several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna, the most violent of which was in 1669.Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In 1434, the first university in Sicily was founded in the city. In the 14th century and into the Renaissance period, Catania was one of Italy's most important cultural, artistic and political centres. The city has a rich culture and history, hosting many museums, restaurants, churches, parks and theatres. Catania is well known for its street food.GeographyCatania is located on the east coast of the island of Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna.As observed by Strabo, the location of Catania at the foot of Mount Etna has been both a curse and a blessing. On the one hand, violent outbursts of the volcano throughout history have destroyed large parts of the city, whilst on the other hand the volcanic ashes yield fertile soil, especially suited for the growth of vines. (Strab. vi. p. 269)

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