23 days in Europe & Dubai Itinerary

23 days in Europe & Dubai Itinerary

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23 days in Europe & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  37 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  4 h 30 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Manila, Philippines

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum and then snap pictures at Magere Brug. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, get your game on at Museumphoto, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner .

Manila, Philippines to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila to Amsterdam, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in May, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planning site .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the views from Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

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Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan online route planner .

Drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in May; daily highs in Milan reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice journey maker app .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence road trip site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome day trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jumeirah Mosque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Dubai in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rome to Dubai, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Dubai are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are warmer (35°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

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