42 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

42 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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42 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Omsk, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 30 min
5
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
6
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
7
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
10
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
11
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
14
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
15
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Oslo, Norway

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get outdoors at Sognsvann Lake and Bygdøy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Astrup Fearnley Museet. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, examine the collection at Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, take an in-depth tour of Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, and admire the landmark architecture of Ostbanehallen.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip website .

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiports are Oslo Gardermoen Airport and Sandefjord Airport, Torp. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and Faberge Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Strelna Train Station. Take a break from St. Petersburg with a short trip to WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, get engrossed in the history at The Pushkin Apartment Museum, admire the masterpieces at Erarta Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip maker tool .

Fly from Oslo to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Oslo to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Oslo in January, you will find days in St. Petersburg are a bit cooler (-5°C), and nights are about the same (-10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Kazan Cathedral ©
Kazan Cathedral

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kolomna Kremlin and Moscow Kremlin. Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily and Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Kolomna (Shevlyaginskaya Basseyka, Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers, and hit the slopes at Ski Slope Sevastopol Avenue.

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

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Moscow sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Omsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kolomna
Highlights from your plan
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily ©

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night
Omsk, Russia

Omsk ©
As a cultural center of Siberia, the industrial city of Omsk is home to many theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, and other enticing attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Snowpark Krutaya Gorka and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Omsk Regional Museum of The Fine Arts, then learn about all things military at The Museum Complex of Military Glory of Omsk, and finally glide through natural beauty at Sportservice Ski Lodge.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Omsk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Omsk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Novosibirsk Time is 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moscow in January: highs in Omsk hover around -17°C, while lows dip to -26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Omsk

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lantau island and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Explore hidden gems such as Dragon's Back and Victoria Harbour. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Omsk to Hong Kong with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Omsk to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Omsk in January, with highs in Hong Kong at 23°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

1
day
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bomana War Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Moresby online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hong Kong to Port Moresby. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Papua New Guinea Time (PGT) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in January; daily highs in Port Moresby reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery

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nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then explore the world behind art at Museum PASIFIKA. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pandawa Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Point Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seminyak trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Port Moresby to Seminyak with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Papua New Guinea Time to Central Indonesia Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Seminyak

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museum PASIFIKA, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Blue Point Beach, Pandawa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach

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nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get some cultural insight at Mount Kawi and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Ubud with an excursion to Lake Beratan in Tabanan--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach Yoga.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ubud trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Seminyak to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Ubud, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tabanan, Mount Kawi, Scuba & Snorkeling, White Sand Beach Yoga
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur day trip tool .

Getting from Ubud to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers

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George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally examine the collection at Penang House of Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the George Town travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town due to the time zone difference. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjung Rhu Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ba Thien Hau Temple and Ha Chuong Hoi Quan Pagoda. Let the collections at War Remnants Museum and Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi capture your imagination. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Bitexco Financial Tower, pause for some photo ops at Wat Chantarangsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Fly from Langkawi to Ho Chi Minh City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chua Tran Quoc and Temple of Literature & National University. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and examine the collection at Vietnamese Women's Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology ©
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and The Palace Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

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Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Beijing takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hanoi to Beijing. In February, daytime highs in Beijing are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Amarbayasgalant Monastery, then see the interesting displays at International Intellectual Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hustai National Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of National History Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulaanbaatar travel planning website .

Getting from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Beijing in February, with highs in Ulaanbaatar at -12°C and lows at -32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Hustai National Park ©
Hustai National Park

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