31 days in Asia, Central America & Europe Itinerary

31 days in Asia, Central America & Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Asia, Central America & Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
3
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
6
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Tai Long Wan and then step off the mainland to explore Lantau Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), explore the ancient world of Ruins of St. Paul's, and then try to win big at Casino at Venetian Macao.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip itinerary builder tool .

New Delhi, India to Hong Kong is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Hong Kong Time (HKT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, you will find days in Hong Kong are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hong Kong

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Macau
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau Island ©
Lantau Island
Tai Long Wan ©
Tai Long Wan

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then make a trip to The Tsukiji Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo attractions planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Tokyo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Tokyo. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Playa Conchal.

Things to do in Tokyo

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

Playa Conchal ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, and then stop by Tamarindo Jaime Peligro Book Store. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then kick back and relax at Playa Conchal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Playa Conchal trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokyo to Playa Conchal. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Tokyo to Playa Conchal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Playa Conchal

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Tamarindo, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Playa Avellana
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Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal

3
nights
Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and Barrigona Beach. Visit Samara Beach and Puerto Carrillo for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa Samara: Nosara (Spas & Wellness, SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, & more). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Belen Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Playa Samara tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Playa Conchal to Playa Samara in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Nosara, Puerto Carrillo
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Puerto Carrillo ©
Puerto Carrillo

2
nights
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Teresa. Keep things going the next day: stop by Tica Surf Bikinis and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Carmen.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Teresa trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the ferry ride to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Carmen ©
Playa Carmen

3
nights
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Playa Biesanz. Get in touch with nature at Playa Manuel Antonio and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical) and Uvita Beach (in Uvita). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with MidWorld Costa Rica, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Meli Melo Boutique.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio day trip planning site .

Getting from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dominical, Uvita Beach, Meli Melo Boutique
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

4
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Escape the urban bustle at Rio Celeste and Tabacon Hot Springs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Canopy San Luis. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Ecotermales Fortuna, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at Proyecto Asis.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Canopy San Luis, Rio Celeste
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River Rafting & Tubing
Proyecto Asis ©
Proyecto Asis
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

3
nights
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park and then admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Chiquita and then kick back and relax at Puerto Viejo Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Monteverde.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cahuita
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Cahuita National Park ©
Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

3
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, and then meet the residents at The Bat Jungle.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Monteverde day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Monteverde in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena

2
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.
Step out of London to go to Brighton and see Brighton Beach, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monteverde to London in 19.5 hours. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Monteverde to London due to the time zone difference. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Brighton Beach
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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