54 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

54 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Lille, France
— 1 day
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 day
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Katowice, Poland
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 1 night
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
— 1 night
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan
— Few hours
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Novosibirsk, Russia
— 1 day
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Krasnoyarsk, Russia
— 1 night
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Irkutsk, Russia
— 2 nights
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Ulan-Ude, Russia
— 3 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
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Erenhot, China
— 1 day
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Hohhot, China
— 2 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 1 night
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Chengdu, China
— 2 nights
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Chongqing, China
— 2 nights
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Guiyang, China
— 1 night
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Guilin, China
— 2 nights

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Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange, thenadmire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, thendon't miss a visit to Grande Place, and finally make a trip to Vieux-Lille.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille online journey planner.

London, UK to Lille is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Lille due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Lille

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Grande Place ©
Grande Place
Old Stock Exchange ©
Old Stock Exchange

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, thenstep into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and finally see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), thenexamine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), thensee the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour builder site.

You can drive from Lille to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen and then snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cologne trip builder.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
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Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen ©
Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 10th (Fri), snap pictures at Iron Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche). Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Romer, get great views at Main Tower, thenadmire the natural beauty at Palmengarten, and finally explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Frankfurt vacation planning website.

Getting from Cologne to Frankfurt by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Iron Bridge ©
Iron Bridge

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Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), appreciate the history behind Neues Bach-Denkmal, pause for some photo ops at Volkerschlachtdenkmal, thenget to know the resident critters at Zoo Leipzig, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Altes Rathaus.

Plan a Leipzig trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Leipzig takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Leipzig

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Zoo Leipzig ©
Zoo Leipzig
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse, thenexplore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, thenexamine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Procession of Princes.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dresden trip itinerary website.

Getting from Leipzig to Dresden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Procession of Princes ©
Procession of Princes

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Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Rynek of Wroclaw and then examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, thenponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Dresden to Wroclaw by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Wroclaw sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Katowice.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums
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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Rynek of Wroclaw
Rynek of Wroclaw
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

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Katowice, Poland

Katowice ©
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. On the 16th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Scouts of September, visit Nikiszowiec, go for a walk through Church of St. Michael the Archangel, thenstroll around Kosciuszko Park, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Three Ponds (Dolina Trzech Stawow). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then see the interesting displays at Silesian Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Katowice road trip planning tool.

Drive from Wroclaw to Katowice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Katowice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Katowice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Silesian Museum ©
Silesian Museum
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Valley of Three Ponds (Dolina Trzech Stawow) ©

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 18th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, thensteep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and then wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Katowice to Krakow by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Krakow sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Rynok Square, stop by Old Town, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, thenexamine the collection at Arsenal Museum, thentake in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, browse the exhibits of Insomnia - The Haunted House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Boim Family.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lviv trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Lviv by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow to Lviv, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Lviv, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), don't miss a visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Photography Tours
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin, and don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Moscow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Moscow is 1 hour. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July, you will find days in Moscow are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Lenin's Mausoleum ©
Lenin's Mausoleum

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Kazan, Russia

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, thenexamine the collection at Kazan Kremlin, thensee the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, thenexplore the activities along Water Canal Bulak, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Park Lake Kharovoye.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kazan online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kazan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kazan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

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Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Church on the Blood, thenexplore the activities along Weir on river Iset, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Visotsky Business Center Lookout. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sevastyanov's House, thenmake a trip to Ganina Yama Monastery, and then learn about all things military at Museum of military vehicles and other machinery, UMMC.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yekaterinburg trip planner.

Fly from Kazan to Yekaterinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kazan to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kazan in July, expect Yekaterinburg to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of military vehicles and other machinery, UMMC
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Visotsky Business Center Lookout ©
Visotsky Business Center Lookout
Ganina Yama Monastery ©
Ganina Yama Monastery

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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument Kazakh Eli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, thenexplore the world behind art at National Museum of Kazakhstan, thenappreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nur-Sultan holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yekaterinburg to Nur-Sultan. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yekaterinburg to Nur-Sultan. While traveling from Yekaterinburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nur-Sultan, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petropavlovsk.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

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Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan

Petropavlovsk ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Pushkin and Abai.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Petropavlovsk day trip planning app.

You can drive from Nur-Sultan to Petropavlovsk in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nur-Sultan to Petropavlovsk due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Petropavlovsk can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Novosibirsk.
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Monument to Pushkin and Abai ©
Monument to Pushkin and Abai

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Novosibirsk, Russia

Novosibirsk ©
Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
On the 6th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Novosibirsk Zoo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St. Nicholas, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral (Sobor Alexandra Nevskogo), and finally examine the collection at Children and Youth Centre Planetarium.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Novosibirsk trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Petropavlovsk to Novosibirsk with the Route module. The time zone changes from West Kazakhstan Time (AQTT) to Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. August in Novosibirsk sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chapel of St. Nicholas ©
Chapel of St. Nicholas
Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo

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Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Krasnoyarsk ©
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of House of Kolesnikov, thenexplore the activities along Enisey River, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stolby National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Print Shop of Kokhanovskiye, thensteep yourself in history at House of Gudkov, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Tatyshev Island.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krasnoyarsk trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Enisey River ©
Enisey River
Tatyshev Island ©
Tatyshev Island

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Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Fontain Near Artist's House and then take an in-depth tour of Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to 130 Kvartal, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Babr, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of The Epiphany, thenmake a trip to Memorial Eternal Flame, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Irkutsk itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Irkutsk are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ulan-Ude.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Historic Sites Museums
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Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk ©
Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk
Memorial Eternal Flame ©
Memorial Eternal Flame
130 Kvartal ©
130 Kvartal

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Ulan-Ude, Russia

Ulan-Ude ©
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. When in Ulan-Ude, make a side trip to see Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) in Ivolginsk, approximately Ivolginsk away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Lenin, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of the People of Transbaikalia Culture Gau, and get engrossed in the history at Natsionalnyy muzey RB.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulan-Ude trip app.

Traveling by car from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ulan-Ude can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Ulan-Ude

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Zabaykalye Peoples Ethnography Museum
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Highlights from your plan
Museum of History of Ulan-Ude ©
Museum of History of Ulan-Ude
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha ©
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha
Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) ©
Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery)

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Ulaanbaatar is known for museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, explore the world behind art at Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art, admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Zaisan Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Erenhot.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Highlights from your plan
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia ©
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery

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Erenhot, China

Erenhot
Erenhot is a county-level city of the Xilin Gol League, in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, located in the Gobi Desert along the Sino-Mongolian border, across from the Mongolian town of Zamyn-Üüd. On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Dinosaur Museum of Erenhot. and then don't miss a visit to Erlian Nation Gate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Erenhot holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Ulaanbaatar to Erenhot with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hohhot.

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Hohhot, China

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Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi, formerly known as Kweisui, is the capital of Inner Mongolia in North China, serving as the region's administrative, economic and cultural centre. On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hohhot Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si), take an in-depth tour of Neimenggu Bowuguan (Inner Mongolia Museum), and then examine the collection at Inner Mongolia Museum. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Hohhot Mosque (Great Mosque) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazhao Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hohhot trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Erenhot to Hohhot. In August, daily temperatures in Hohhot can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

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Dazhao Temple
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Xi'an, China

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Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and then take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Xi'an trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hohhot to Xi'an takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hohhot in August: high temperatures in Xi'an hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Chengdu.

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
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Muslim Quarter
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Tang Bo Art Museum

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Chengdu, China

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The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Jinli Pedestrian Street, get to know the fascinating history of Kuanzhai Alley, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi). Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenshu Yuan Monastery, and then explore the activities along Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chengdu trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Chengdu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Chengdu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chongqing.

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Kuanzhai Alley
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Dujiangyan Irrigation System

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Chongqing, China

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With one of the most populated and largest metropolitan areas in the world, Chongqing was the de facto capital of China during World War II.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Three Gorges Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hongya Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Jiefangbei Square and then delve into the distant past at Ciqikou (Porcelain Port).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chongqing trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Chengdu to Chongqing in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and subway. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Guiyang.

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Jiefangbei Square
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Three Gorges Museum
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Hongya Cave

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Guiyang, China

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While not really a tourist city, Guiyang has a number of attractions, a welcoming character, and offers convenient access to a wealth of regional sites.
On the 27th (Thu), stroll around Qianling Park and then see the interesting displays at Jiaxiu Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Guiyang sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Chongqing to Guiyang by combination of taxi and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, Guiyang is little chillier than Chongqing - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guilin.

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Qianling Park

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Guilin, China

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
On the 28th (Fri), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Guilin trip website.

Getting from Guiyang to Guilin by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Guiyang in August, with highs in Guilin at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

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