32 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

32 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly to Malaga, Shuttle to Gibraltar
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 5 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights

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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madrid itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Madrid is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Madrid at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 7 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de La Barceloneta and Fenals Beach. Visit Playa Santa Maria de Llorell and Playa Cala Sa Boadella for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Lloret de Mar (Cala Trons & Platja de Canyelles) and La Selvaseria (in Vidreres). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 5 nights

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Visiting Catalan Bay and The Rock of Gibraltar will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Rock Nature Reserve, make a trip to Apes Den, stroll the grounds of Trafalgar Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mediterranean Steps.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gibraltar route planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Barcelona to Gibraltar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Head to York Shambles and Manchester Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Peak Mountaineering and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Pensarn Beach (in Pensarn), Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton) and Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill (in Castleton). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Beacon Alpacas, admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, and Head underground at Gaping Gill.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manchester online route planner.

You can fly from Gibraltar to Manchester in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gibraltar to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gibraltar in June, expect Manchester to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Umm Suqeim Beach and Jumeirah Public Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Gold Souk. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 30th (Thu) at some of the best spas. Spend the 25th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dubai visit planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Dubai in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Barcelona to Dubai. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Dubai are much warmer (47°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (35°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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