60 days in Middle East & Europe Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Tiberias, Israel
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort and OliOli. Step out of the city life by going to The Emirates Golf Club and Jumeirah Public Beach. Step out of Dubai with an excursion to Al Montazah Parks in Sharjah--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, soak in style at Turkish baths, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Dubai is minus 6 hours. In June, Dubai is much warmer than Sydney - with highs of 47°C and lows of 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations (in Soriano nel Cimino). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip builder.

Getting from Dubai to Rome by flight takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Rome, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in June, with highs in Rome at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 11 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Platja mar menuda and Playa Santa Maria de Llorell. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Begur (Cala de l'Illa Roja, Playa Sa Riera, &more), Tossa de Mar (Cala Pola & Vila Vella (Old Town)) and Lloret de Mar (Playa Cala Sa Boadella, Fenals Beach, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, head outdoors with Stolli's Divebase, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona online itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Casco Historico de Toledo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Louvre Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Visiting BrakeAway Bike Tours and Coda Falconry will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Hawkstone Brewery (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Stonehenge (in Salisbury) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. James, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt), Old Church (in Delft) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, walk around Vondelpark, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally visit Lesser Town. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and then take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prague route maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tiberias.
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Tiberias, Israel — 4 nights

On the shores of Lake Kinneret, a vacation in Tiberias offers plenty of water sports and biblical walks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea of Galilee and The Baha’i Gardens 'Akko. Get outdoors at Mount Tabor and Tabgha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiberias: Caesarea National Park (in Caesarea) and Nazareth (Tel Megiddo National Park, Church Of Annunciation, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Primacy of Peter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Multiplication, and contemplate the long history of Mount Of Beatitudes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tiberias online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Tiberias takes 3 hours. Traveling from Prague to Tiberias, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Tiberias is somewhat warmer than Prague - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Jerusalem.
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Jerusalem, Israel — 4 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Let's Walk - Hike & Travel Israel with Omer Ziv are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Jerusalem side-trips: Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa) and Tel Aviv (ANU - Museum of the Jewish People, Joseph Bau House Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Western Wall, see the interesting displays at Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, and admire the masterpieces at L. A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jerusalem trip planner.

Drive from Tiberias to Jerusalem in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jerusalem are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wadi Rum.
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Wadi Rum, Jordan — 4 nights

Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Get outdoors at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Desert Guide Camp and Petra.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wadi Rum trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and taxi from Jerusalem to Wadi Rum in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or fly. On the 9th (Wed), you're off to Abu Dhabi.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to The Corniche, then steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Before you visit Abu Dhabi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Wadi Rum to Abu Dhabi in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Wadi Rum to Abu Dhabi is 2 hours. August in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 50°C and lows of 37°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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