31 days in Europe, Asia & Central America Itinerary

31 days in Europe, Asia & Central America Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 2 nights
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Irkutsk, Russia
— 3 nights
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Vladivostok, Russia
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

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: don't miss a visit to Red Square, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Victor Vasnetsov House Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Moscow online trip planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Moscow is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 9 hours. Traveling from Guatemala City in March, things will get colder in Moscow: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Migjid Janraisig Sum, don't miss a visit to Silk Road Complex Monument [Migration], and get engrossed in the history at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar is 5 hours. Traveling from Moscow in March, Ulaanbaatar is little chillier at night with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Irkutsk, Russia

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Irkutsk: Taltsy Museum (in Taltsy) and Baikal Museum (in Listvyanka). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, examine the collection at Muzeum Krajoznawcze Obwodu Irkuckiego, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Irkutsk trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Irkutsk are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Vladivostok, Russia

Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Svetlanskaya Street, snap pictures at Russky Bridge, examine the collection at The Automotive Antiques Museum, look for gifts at Amber Museum, then make a trip to The Memorial Complex on the Korabelnaya Embankment, and finally take an in-depth tour of S-56 Submarine Museum. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Tokarevskiy mayak, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Frontier Troops, then don't miss a visit to State Marine Conservation Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple of the Port Arthur Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary Celebration.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vladivostok trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Irkutsk to Vladivostok in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Irkutsk to Vladivostok due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Irkutsk in March since evenings lows in Vladivostok dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get the lay of the land with Tokyo Walking Tours, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

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Fly from Vladivostok to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Vladivostok to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vladivostok in March: highs in Tokyo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Kyoto, Japan

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, visit Gion, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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Osaka, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Himeji, Japan

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and finally contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji attractions planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Himeji sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Kanazawa, Japan

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa road trip site.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Himeji in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Antigua, Guatemala

The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, La Aurora Zoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Antigua online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of train, tram, and flight from Kanazawa to Antigua takes 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Kanazawa to Antigua due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Kanazawa in March: highs in Antigua hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.