49 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

49 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 10 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 21st (Mon), look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then get engrossed in the history at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubai online driving holiday planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Dubai is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Islamabad to Dubai due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Islamabad in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Dubai, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Shopping · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip tool.

You can fly from Dubai to Rome in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rome is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ravello.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:

Ravello, Italy — 3 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 28th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, then stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ravello tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salerno.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Salerno, Italy — 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Paestum (Archaeological Park of Paestum & Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum) and Tenuta Vannulo (in Capaccio Scalo). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the striking features of Stazione Marittima di Salerno, and take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Salerno itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Salerno are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salerno to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Salerno to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, stop by Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Fly from Athens to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, stroll around Vondelpark, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 10 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Step out of Copenhagen with an excursion to Kronborg in Helsingoer--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Stroeget, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen tour planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 20:

Oslo, Norway — 4 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the activities along Oslofjord, walk around Vigeland Park, and examine the collection at Fram Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Copenhagen in December, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

Paris, France — 7 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning site.

Getting from Oslo to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oslo in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 3°C in Paris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 1:

Munich, Germany — 6 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Altstadt von Fuessen (in Fussen), Schwangau (Schloss Neuschwanstein & St.Maria und Florian) and Nuremberg (St. Sebaldus Church, Kaiserburg Nurnberg, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at BMW Welt, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich day trip tool.

You can fly from Paris to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Munich to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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