59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

59 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Yokohama, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Seogwipo, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Tokyo at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Yokohama, Japan

— 2 nights
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Yokohama Museum of Art, wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, then admire the landmark architecture of Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and finally get answers to all your questions at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and then make a trip to Kōtoku-in.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yokohama online route planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Yokohama in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online journey planner.

You can fly from Yokohama to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through Dotombori District, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nara Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip maker website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seogwipo, South Korea

— 2 nights
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Halla Mountain and then see the interesting displays at O’sulloc Tea Museum. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Seongsan Ilchulbong.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seogwipo online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Osaka to Seogwipo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Nature · Parks · Museums

Seoul, South Korea

— 6 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, stop by Insadong, and shop like a local with Dongdaemun Market.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Seogwipo to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Seoul are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Theme Parks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online trip maker.

You can fly from Seoul to Edinburgh in 18.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Seoul in December, things will get a bit warmer in Edinburgh: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Oxford.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Oxford, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library, see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then contemplate the long history of Waddesdon Manor.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Oxford in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Make your London itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Oxford to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Lanes, look for gifts at Gustamps, and then take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, and then relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove day trip tool.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, stop by Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel planner.

Fly from Brighton and Hove to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Brighton and Hove to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: La Croisette (in Cannes) and Antibes (Musee Picasso & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Nice hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour builder website.

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

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

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Salerno, Italy

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi. On your second day here, make a trip to Promenade Trieste, then stroll around Villa Comunale, and then explore the ancient world of Villa di Poppea.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salerno road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salerno, with lows of 10°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

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.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.