60 days in Europe & Asia

60 days in Europe & Asia

Rosanna Ripoli
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Sanremo, Italy
— 1 night
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Portofino, Italy
— 4 nights
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Empoli, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You've added Casa De Francisco & Jacinta Marto, Bairro Alto, Mercado da Ribeira, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arco do Triunfo and Santa Maria de Belem Church. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and wander the streets of Alfama.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Porto.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Porto is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Quinta dos Corvos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Porto holiday builder website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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Wineries
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Highlights from your trip

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 4 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parte Vieja and La Concha Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Bilbao (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, don't miss a visit to Pasai Donibane, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ondarreta Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto to San Sebastian - Donostia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Bordeaux, France — 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Cite du Vin as well as Chateau Pape Clement. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Place de la Bourse and Chateau Laniote. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Emilion (Chateau Soutard & Cloitre des Cordeliers). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for Toulouse on the 17th (Mon).
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Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Toulouse, France — 2 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cite de l'espace as well as Halle de La Machine. On the 17th (Mon), snap pictures at Pont Vieux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): engage your brain at Cite de l'espace and then examine the collection at Halle de La Machine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Toulouse trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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Museums · Childrens Museums
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Marseille Free Walking Tour has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes). There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marseille day trip site.

Fly from Toulouse to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will leave for Sanremo on the 22nd (Sat).
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Historic Sites · Tours
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Sanremo, Italy — 1 night

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sanremo itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Marseille to Sanremo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Portofino.
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Portofino, Italy — 4 nights

Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marina di Portofino and Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portofino trip planner.

Drive from Sanremo to Portofino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for Empoli on the 27th (Thu).
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Empoli, Italy — 2 nights

Empoli is a town and comune in Tuscany, Italy, about 20km southwest of Florence, to the south of the Arno in a plain formed by the river. For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Empoli tour itinerary site.

Getting from Portofino to Empoli by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Portofino in April, Empoli is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Siena.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Nightlife
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Siena, Italy — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, then admire the local landmark of Fontebranda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Santa Caterina, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia della Mercanzia. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, make a trip to Via di Citta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

Drive from Empoli to Siena in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Florence.
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Historic Sites
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza Santa Croce. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at Giardino Bardini, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, and take a stroll through Oltrarno.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence trip maker tool.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Como.
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Como, Italy — 4 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Centro Storico. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Olmo.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Como attractions planning website.

Drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chapel Bridge and Limmat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Kornmarkt). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, walk around Parkanlage Zuerihorn, don't miss a visit to Buerkliplatz, and look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Como to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Como in May, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Brussels.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Graslei and Korenlei and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Chateau de la Hulpe (in La Hulpe) and Groeningemuseum (in Bruges). The adventure continues: make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, stroll around Bois de la Cambre, and look for gifts at Planete Chocolat.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Herengracht and Zaanse Schans. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Rotterdam Centraal Station (in Rotterdam) and Markt (in Delft). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and walk around Vondelpark.

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for Dubai on the 25th (Thu).
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Find places to stay May 19 — 25:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You've now added Desert Safari Rides to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Dubai Marina and La Mer. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Dubai by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Dubai due to the time zone difference. In May, Dubai is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 44°C and lows of 32°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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