45 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 16 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Seville, Spain — 4 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 out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Cordoba (Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more) and Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda, Puente Nuevo, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville sightseeing website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Sevilla Airport, Jerez Airport and Málaga Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 16 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Salou (PortAventura & Illuminated Fountain), Tossa de Mar (Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya, Esglesia Vella de Sant Vicenc, &more) and Lloret de Mar (Sa Caleta, Ermita de Les Alegries, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Torre Den Quart, kick back and relax at Playa Cala Rovira, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dubai.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall and then admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then take an in-depth tour of Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Dubai by flight takes about 10 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in September, things will get much hotter in Dubai: highs are around 46°C and lows about 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Olympus Senses.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Fira takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in September, plan for cooler days in Fira, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.
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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus. On the next day, wander the streets of Plaka, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker app.

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Portofino.
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Portofino, Italy — 2 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then admire the striking features of Oratorio di Nostra Signora Assunta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Di Portofino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portofino trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Portofino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Portofino. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 28th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Drive from Portofino to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Portofino in September, plan for little chillier nights in Milan, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 30th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Reykjavik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Milan to Reykjavik by flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Milan, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 9 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: York (York Minster & National Railway Museum), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Liverpool (The Beatles Story, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, sample the fine beverages at Manchester Gin Distillery, view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Manchester takes 6 hours. In October, Manchester is a bit warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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