33 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

33 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  16 h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Punakha, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
7
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
8
Manali, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
9
Leh, India
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h 45 min
10
Goa, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at East Coast Park and MacRitchie Nature Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Battlebox and The Helix Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at The Intan, take a stroll through Chinatown, and gear up at City Scoot.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Singapore tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Singapore. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Singapore to be warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
City Scoot ©
City Scoot
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like War Remnants Museum and Dong Khoi Street. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Bitexco Financial Tower, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip planning website.

You can fly from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City due to the time zone difference. August in Ho Chi Minh City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, and then stop by TiredCity Hang Bong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Quan Lan Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi road trip site.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Quan Lan Beach ©
Quan Lan Beach

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wat Chaiwatthanaram and Bang Saen Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Pho. Step out of Bangkok to go to Ayutthaya and see Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Hanoi to Bangkok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Punakha.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Beaches

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Bang Saen Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

2
nights
Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi Lhakhang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punakha Dzong, and then snap pictures at Punakha Suspension Bridge. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery and then make a trip to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Punakha trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bangkok to Punakha by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Punakha due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
On the 3rd (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Bhutan Postal Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Dochula Pass, then contemplate the long history of Simtokha Dzong, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phajoding Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thimphu trip planner.

Getting from Punakha to Thimphu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Thimphu, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Thimphu

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Phajoding Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Phajoding Monastery ©
Phajoding Monastery

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Boudhanath Stupa and Thrangu Tashi Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyatapola Temple and Changu Narayan. Spend the 7th (Mon) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kopan Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Vishnu Mandir Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kathmandu trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Kathmandu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.2 hours traveling from Thimphu to Kathmandu. In September, Kathmandu is somewhat warmer than Thimphu - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Spas Adventure

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Thrangu Tashi Monastery ©
Thrangu Tashi Monastery
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

3
nights
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib and Tripura Sundari Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Hidimba Devi Temple and Beas Kund. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery in Kullu, about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manali online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Manali takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time (NPT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 0.2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, Tripura Sundari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

2
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by De Pashmina Emporium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soma Gompa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Tsemo Gompa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Leh road trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa ©
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

3
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Take a break from the city and head to Sunset Beach and Cansaulim Beach. Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus and Palacio do Deao for their historical value. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobor Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Rita's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Temple, and contemplate the long history of Mahalaxmi Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Goa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Leh to Goa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cansaulim Beach ©
Cansaulim Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ulu Cami and Little Hagia Sophia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Take a break from Istanbul with a short trip to Altinkemer Local Beach in Karamursel, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Goa to Istanbul by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Goa to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Goa in September; daily highs in Istanbul reach 26°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Altinkemer Local Beach, Ulu Cami
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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