32 days in Europe, United States & Asia Itinerary

32 days in Europe, United States & Asia Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
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Milan, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Paris, France
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Oslo, Norway
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Los Angeles, United States
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and take a stroll through Plaka.

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

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Confalonieri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and then test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milan day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Milan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Milan reach 21°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Milan to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seville day trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seville in October, with highs in Madrid at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lake Lucerne). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip site.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then stroll around Vigeland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Oslofjord, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then examine the collection at Fram Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Oslo trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Zurich to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in Oslo reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 25th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning tool.

You can fly from Oslo to Los Angeles in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 1 night

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll around KL Bird Park. Keep things going the next day: walk around KLCC Park, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planning site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Kuala Lumpur in 22 hours. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, then take an in-depth tour of Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Dubai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Norway travel guide

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Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Malaysia travel guide

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An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.
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