18 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

18 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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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 19th (Wed), take a stroll through El Born, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona planner.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona is 9 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Philopappos Hill. Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. October in Athens sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, then explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milan travel route planner.

You can fly from Athens to Milan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Milan is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in October, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 65°F and lows about 52°F. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 1 night

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Suan Pakkad Palace Museum, then admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and then explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat).

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Milan to Bangkok in 14 hours. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Milan to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in October, with highs in Bangkok at 90°F and lows at 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 5 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Get some historical perspective at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Trickeye Museum Seoul and Bongeunsa Temple. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, and steep yourself in history at Deoksugung.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Seoul takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, ferry, and subway. Traveling from Bangkok to Seoul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bangkok in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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