16 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

16 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  7 h
3
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker site.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki by flight takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, and stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akureyri travel route builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Akureyri by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Mondial Museum (in Volendam) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Akureyri to Amsterdam takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Akureyri in October, with highs in Amsterdam at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mondial Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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