36 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

36 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 7 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 day
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Sydney, Australia — 1 night

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder app.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Singapore planner.

Getting from Sydney to Singapore by flight takes about 11 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Singapore at 38°C and lows at 30°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 1 night

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Singapore to Dubai in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is minus 4 hours. In July, Dubai is a bit warmer than Singapore - with highs of 49°C and lows of 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of the city life by going to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Matteo Truffle Experience. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route site.

Fly from Dubai to Rome in 9 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Capri, Italy — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, Head underground at Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and finally explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri trip planner.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Rome to Capri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Capri, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 23rd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano Positano. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, kick back and relax at Fornillo, then look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 1 night

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Amalfi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. July in Amalfi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Naples.
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Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Face Shop, take in the exciting artwork at Museodivino, then get a taste of the local shopping with Magazzini Fotografici, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in July, Milan is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Euro Vietnam Diving and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and visit Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planner.

Fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Escape the urban bustle at Glyfada Beach and Nautilus Dive Center. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, take in the exciting artwork at Eleni Marneri Galerie, get a taste of the local shopping with Ermou Street, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Athens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and Paralia Kalafati. Visit Elia Beach and Agios Sostis Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, look for gifts at Mayonaisa Darling, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Super Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town road trip tool.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Greece — 7 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Take a break from the city and head to The Natural History Museum of Crete and Komos Beach. Visit Matala Beach and Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos) for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Heraklion: Melidoni (Melidoni Cave & Reptisland), Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs (in Kouses) and Karavostasi Beach (in Bali). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, pick up some local products at Vassiliki's Votanopoleio (Botanical Store), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the historical opulence of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion driving holiday planning website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Heraklion in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 day

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through Monastiraki, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip site.

Fly from Heraklion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 1 day

City of Gold

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll around Jumeirah Public Beach and then take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Dubai sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Athens to Dubai in 9 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Athens to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Dubai to be a bit warmer, temps between 49°C and 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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