34 days in Asia, Europe & North America Itinerary

34 days in Asia, Europe & North America Itinerary

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34 days in Asia, Europe & North America Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Jeju, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5​h 45​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Beijing, China
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
12
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
13
Key West, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
14
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
15
Honolulu, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia


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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siem Reap trip itinerary site .

Melbourne, Australia to Siem Reap is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Siem Reap, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites
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Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, then Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and then take a peaceful walk through Halla Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Saebyeol Oreum, take in the awesome beauty at Hallasan Mountain, then hike along Hallasan Seongpanak, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

Plan a Jeju trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Jeju takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Siem Reap to Jeju, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Halla Mountain
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Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hallasan
Hallasan
Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Jeju to Kyoto in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. In January, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then see Mutianyu Great Wall.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Beijing in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kyoto in January, with highs in Beijing at 3°C and lows at -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Jumeirah Public Beach, then browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, then get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, and then make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dubai day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Dubai takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Beijing to Dubai, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in January: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Maritime Museum
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Jumeirah Public Beach ©
Jumeirah Public Beach
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

1
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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Peter I House, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), then pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally examine the collection at Russian Museum of Ethnography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at WindTunnel FlyStation, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nevsky Prospekt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to St. Petersburg takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach -5°C and lows reach -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cupola di San Pietro and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Change things up with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, take in the exciting artwork at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Rome takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in January, things will get warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll around Parc Guell, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On the next day, kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges, then kick back and relax at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, and then examine the collection at CosmoCaixa Barcelona.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning site .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, La Playa de Sitges
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
CosmoCaixa Barcelona ©
CosmoCaixa Barcelona

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, then examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in February: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Museum of London, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, and finally browse the exhibits of Westminster Abbey.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at SUMSUM Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, stop by Firenze Jewels, then get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and finally explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to New York City is minus 6 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Key West, United States

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get much hotter in Key West: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and finally examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to San Francisco takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Key West, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Bishop Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kayaking & Canoeing), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's much more to do: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, steep yourself in history at Queen Emma Summer Palace, stroll through Ko Olina Lagoons, and appreciate the views at Nu’uanu Pali.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Ko Olina Lagoons, Polynesian Cultural Center, Nu’uanu Pali
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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