43 days in South Pacific, Europe & Asia Itinerary

43 days in South Pacific, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Brisbane, Australia
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Barcelona, Spain
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Valencia, Spain
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Granada, Spain
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Nerja, Spain
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Ronda, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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Faro, Portugal
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Lagos, Portugal
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Evora, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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Salamanca, Spain
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Glendevon, United Kingdom
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Volos, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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Brisbane, Australia

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Tweed Heads to Brisbane is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Barcelona on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Barcelona, Spain

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.
You've now added Basilica of the Sagrada Familia to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barcelona Cathedral and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Barcelona takes 28 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Barcelona is minus 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Barcelona at 22°C and lows at 13°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

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Valencia, Spain

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardines del Real. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, then snap pictures at Assut de l'Or Bridge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Granada, Spain

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Munira Leather.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Granada are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Shopping
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Nerja, Spain

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Nerja trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Puerta de Almocabar.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ronda sightseeing planner.

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

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Seville, Spain

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

Drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. April in Seville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Faro.

Things to do in Seville

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

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Faro, Portugal

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Arc of Repouso, then steep yourself in history at Muralhas de Faro, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Faro.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Faro day trip app.

Getting from Seville to Faro by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Faro

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

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Lagos, Portugal

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor. On the next day, kick back and relax at Praia do Canavial, visit a coastal fixture at Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, then head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden, and finally head outdoors with Praia do Pinhao.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lagos driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Faro to Lagos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lagos sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

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Evora, Portugal

The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Francisco and then contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Evora.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Evora itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Evora, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capela dos Ossos and Cabo da Roca. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Palacio de Monserrate (in Sintra), Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra (in Obidos) and Boca do Inferno (in Cascais). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Rossio Train Station, and pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Lisbon vacation maker tool.

Drive from Evora to Lisbon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Porto, Portugal

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Torre dos Clerigos as well as Ribeira Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): ponder the design of Fonte Monumental de Mouzinho da Silveira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua das Flores.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: highs in Porto hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Salamanca.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

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Salamanca, Spain

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Escuelas Menores, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salamanca online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Porto to Salamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Porto to Salamanca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in April, Salamanca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Madrid vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Madrid, with lows of 9°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Edinburgh takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Madrid to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Madrid - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. You will leave for Glendevon on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

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Glendevon, United Kingdom

Discover out-of-the-way places like Glen Sherup Fisheries and The Double Bridge of Rumbling Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glendevon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glendevon by car takes about an hour. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to London.

Things to do in Glendevon

Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
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London, United Kingdom

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum and Up at The O2. Take a break from London with a short trip to Cambridgeshire Wine School in Cambridge, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London route app.

Take a train from Glendevon to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Athens.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus and then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip planning tool.

Fly from London to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Athens is 2 hours. Traveling from London in May, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

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Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum and then appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul route planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Athens to Istanbul in 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canakkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

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Canakkale, Turkey

A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Bigali Kalesi, appreciate the history behind Conk Bayiri Mehmetcik Park Aniti Kemalyeri Yaziti, appreciate the history behind KIrmIzI SIrt 125. Alay Siperleri, brush up on your military savvy at Canakkale Naval Museum, then learn about all things military at Military Marine Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Rhapsodos Mozaik.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Canakkale trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Istanbul to Canakkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Volos.

Things to do in Canakkale

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

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Volos, Greece

Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Athanasakeion Archaeological Museum of Volos, head outdoors with Montis Ordo, then trek along Centaurs' Path, and finally take an in-depth tour of Byzantine Museum of Makrinitsa.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Volos online attractions planner.

Getting from Canakkale to Volos by ferry takes about 15 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Canakkale to Volos. May in Volos sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Volos

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

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Heraklion, Greece

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.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moni Palianis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, then admire the masterpieces at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Heraklion online visit planner.

Traveling by ferry from Volos to Heraklion takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fira day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Mykonos Town on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Nightlife
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

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Mykonos Town, Greece

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.
Plan my Mykonos Town trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Athens on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Athens visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. You'll set off for Dubai on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers and then browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Athens to Dubai by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Athens to Dubai. Traveling from Athens in May, you will find days in Dubai are much hotter (44°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

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Brisbane, Australia

Australia's New World City

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Brisbane takes 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Perth and Kinross travel guide

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Distilleries · Castles · Landmarks
Perth and Kinross have one of the most developed bus networks in the country, making even the remotest corners of the region easily accessible. The area offers visitors a variety of scenic landscapes, including bleak moors, snaking lochs, tiny picturesque villages, and ancient forests. The wild beauty of this part of Scotland attracts travelers from around the world, most of whom begin their Scottish adventure in the historic town of Perth. This relaxed town is largely known for being the site of historic Scone Palace, which can be reached from the city center in minutes by car or on foot. If you venture farther out into the countryside, you can explore wooded slopes, rolling hills, and verdant river valleys.

Crete travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Islands
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.

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.