41 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Pamukkale, Turkey
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dubai Creek. Make the 5th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dubai trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Dubai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Dubai. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Danube River, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and finally admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Margaret Island, stroll around City Park Városliget, then don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, and finally get outside with Scootapest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Budapest online itinerary planner.

Getting from Dubai to Budapest by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kampa Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
On the 12th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in October, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
On the 14th (Thu), stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow 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 16th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, then take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Rome in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 20th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Positano to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Positano in October since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale, Turkey — 19 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Escape the urban bustle at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Aphrodisias (in Geyre), Denizli (Keloglan Magarasi, Mount Honaz National Park, &more) and Lake Salda (in Burdur). Spend the 28th (Thu) among lush scenery at Tasyaran Vadisi Tabiat Parki. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, explore the ancient world of Sardis (Sardes), appreciate the extensive heritage of Abraham's Path, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Ece Otel Restaurant.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online route planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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