55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Onna-son
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Onna-son, Japan
— 4 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Vladivostok, Russia
— 6 nights
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Shanghai, China
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Zhangjiajie, China
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Lijiang, China
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Lhasa, China
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Moscow, Russia — 6 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Red Square and Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, admire the masterpieces at Armoury Chamber, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Square.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary tool.

Belgrade, Serbia to Moscow is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belgrade to Moscow. Traveling from Belgrade in July, things will get little chillier in Moscow: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ulaanbaatar.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — 5 nights

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleria Ulaanbaatar and Altan Khaan Gallery. Visiting Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Hustai National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, look for gifts at Mongolian Quilting Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Migjid Janraisig Sum, and examine the collection at Choijin Lama Temple Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar due to the time zone difference. July in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Beijing.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Beijing, China — 5 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mutianyu Great Wall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Heaven, and browse for treasures at Panjiayuan Antique Market.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing holiday planner.

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ulaanbaatar in July, with highs in Beijing at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Onna-son.
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Onna-son, Japan — 4 nights

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Visit Sefa-Utaki and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Katsuren Castle Ruins and Nakijin Castle Ruins. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son), Valley of Gangala (in Nanjo) and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center, stop by Onna Station Nakayukui Market, and stroll through Emerald Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Onna-son trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Onna-son takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Beijing in July, Onna-son is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
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Miyakojima, Japan — 3 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Get in touch with nature at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aragusuku Beach and Irabu-jima Island. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip builder.

Getting from Onna-son to Miyakojima by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. July in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ishigaki.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Ishigaki, Japan — 4 nights

Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Cape Hirakubozaki. Get in touch with nature at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Yonehara Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, look for gifts at Ibaruma Farm Fruits Chokubaijo, take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki online trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kyoto.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Kyoto, Japan — 5 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ginkakuji Temple. For shopping fun, head to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street or Dotombori District. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Kyoto Station Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip builder tool.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Tokyo, Japan — 4 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pola Museum of Art and Odaiba District. Head to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Art Jeunesse Akihabarafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, shop like a local with Ginza, and take in the exciting artwork at TOKYO Samurai Kembu.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo attractions planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Vladivostok.
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Vladivostok, Russia — 6 nights

Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tokarevskiy mayak and Russian Island. Do your shopping at Primorye State Art Gallery and Children's Art Gallery. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of S-56 Submarine Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Arka Gallery of Contemporary Art, snap pictures at Golden Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Pushkin Statue.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vladivostok trip maker website.

Getting from Tokyo to Vladivostok by flight takes about 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Vladivostok due to the time zone difference. In August, Vladivostok is slightly colder than Tokyo - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Shanghai.
Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours
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Shanghai, China — 4 nights

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shop till you drop at Former French Concession and Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market. The adventure continues: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the masterpieces at M50 Creative Park, take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, and take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai road trip website.

Getting from Vladivostok to Shanghai by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vladivostok to Shanghai is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Vladivostok in August, things will get a bit warmer in Shanghai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Zhangjiajie.
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Zhangjiajie, China — 2 nights

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zhangjiajie route planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lijiang.
Parks · Nature
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Lijiang, China — 1 night

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China and then contemplate the long history of Shuhe Ancient Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lijiang day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Lijiang takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Lijiang, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Lhasa.
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Lhasa, China — 4 nights

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Potala Palace and Barkhor Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and Jokhang Temple. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lhasa trip planning site.

Fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lijiang in August since evenings lows in Lhasa dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Mongolia travel guide

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Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.

China travel guide

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With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.