21 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

21 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
5
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Step out of Colombo with an excursion to Madugnga Lake in Balapitiya--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and look for gifts at Vogue Jewellers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Colombo in 11 hours. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Colombo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Colombo are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Madugnga Lake
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Madugnga Lake ©
Madugnga Lake

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colombo to London takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Colombo to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in November, with highs in London at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jumeirah Mosque, and admire the striking features of Emirates Towers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai tour planner.

Fly from London to Dubai in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Gulf Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Dubai reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Safaris

2
nights
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort and then relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Unawatuna trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Dubai to Unawatuna by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Unawatuna is 1.5 hours. In November in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nandana Tea Factory, Galle Fort
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Lak Gems & Jewellery ©
Lak Gems & Jewellery

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