31 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

31 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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31 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kunming, China
— 3 nights
Drive:  27​h
2
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Drive:  90​h
3
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  38​h
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
6
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi, India


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3
nights
Kunming, China

Kunming ©
With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Si) and Jinma Biji Historic site. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kunming Golden Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuantong Temple, walk around Green Lake (Cui Hu), and don't miss a visit to Kunming Dragon Gate.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kunming trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kunming is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with highs in Kunming at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Kunming

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kunming Golden Temple ©
Kunming Golden Temple
Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Si) ©
Bamboo Temple (Qiongzhu Si)
Yuantong Temple ©
Yuantong Temple

5
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Heaven.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beijing route planner .

You can fly from Kunming to Beijing in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kunming in October since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 8°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off toMoscow.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling) ©
Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Change things up with a short trip to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiyev Posad (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers, and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Moscow takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Beijing to Moscow, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Beijing in October: highs in Moscow hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

5
nights
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Moscow to Paris in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Paris. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

6
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.
Buckingham Palace and Stonehenge will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Warwick Castle (in Warwick) and St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London tour planner .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Warwick Castle, Stonehenge, St Oswald's Church
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

2
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Jahanara Begum's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, then contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, then steep yourself in history at Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from London to New Delhi takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to New Delhi. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in New Delhi to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
India Gate ©
India Gate

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