60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Fly to Qurghonteppa International Airport, Drive to Hisor
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Hisor, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Drive
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Taxi to Turkmenabad, Fly to Ashgabat
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Drive to Manchester

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online tour planner.

Manchester, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Tokyo to be much warmer, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stop by Gion.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto journey planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Osaka, Japan

— 1 night
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 11th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and then examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Go for a jaunt from Seoul to Paju to see DMZ Haemaru Village about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip maker website.

Fly from Osaka to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Osaka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Almaty.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

Almaty, Kazakhstan

— 2 nights
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, then don't miss a visit to Big Almaty Lake, and then stroll around First President's Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Gorky Central Park, make a trip to Iversky Seraphimovskiy Nunnery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Almaty journey builder website.

Getting from Seoul to Almaty by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Seoul in August, Almaty is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

— 3 nights
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, stroll around Panfilov Park, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, then don't miss a visit to Kurmanzhan Datka Statue, and finally make a trip to Revolution Militants Square.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Bishkek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bishkek can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hisor.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Hisor, Tajikistan

— 1 night
Once an independent Khanate, the town of Hisor lies surrounded by high, barren mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hisor Fortress.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hisor trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bishkek to Hisor. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Hisor due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bishkek in August: highs in Hisor hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Hisor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

— 2 nights

City of Museums

Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chasma Ayub Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Samanid Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, and finally admire the striking features of Chor-Minor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Minaret of the Kalon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bukhara trip builder website.

You can drive from Hisor to Bukhara in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hisor in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bukhara, with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Bukhara

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 2 nights
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, then appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ashgabat trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bukhara to Ashgabat in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Bukhara in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ashgabat, with lows around 74°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 4 nights
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Samtavro Church, Jvari Church, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Kashveti Church, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Lamplighter.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tbilisi trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ashgabat to Tbilisi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ashgabat to Tbilisi. When traveling from Ashgabat in August, plan for slightly colder days in Tbilisi, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tbilisi to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Georgia Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tbilisi in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Sofia.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sofia: Borovets (Horseback Riding Tours & Tsarska Bistritsa). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Boyana Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and stop by Chilli Hills.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sofia road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Sofia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Sofia, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Sofia when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sofia

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Manasija Monastery (in Despotovac), Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin) and Podrum Probus (in Sremski Karlovci). The adventure continues: stroll through Ada Ciganlija, take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument, contemplate the long history of Oplenac, and wander the streets of Knez Mihailova.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Belgrade road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Belgrade takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sofia to Belgrade, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Belgrade sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 6 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Triglav National Park, Straža Bled, &more), Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls, and take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Ljubljana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Belgrade in September, things will get a bit cooler in Ljubljana: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:

Venice, Italy

— 6 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Sacrario di Cima Grappa (in Borso del Grappa), Verona (Arche Scaligere, Casa di Giulietta, &more) and Sentiero dei Carmini (in Marostica). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in September, with highs in Venice at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

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.