57 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

57 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
2
Landmannalaugar, Iceland
— 2 nights
3
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
5
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
6
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
8
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
9
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 4 nights
10
Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
11
Chania Town, Greece
— 4 nights
12
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
13
Hohhot, China
— 2 nights
14
Niigata, Japan
— 3 nights

4
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planning website.

San Diego, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be colder, around 48°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Iceland Self Drive - Day Adventures, Ring Road, Gullfoss Falls
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

2
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Landmannalaugar and then trek along Laugavegur.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar in 3.5 hours. In July in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Galway.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar

5
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Venture out of the city with trips to Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, trek along The Wormhole, make a trip to The Pollock Holes, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Landmannalaugar to Galway. When traveling from Landmannalaugar in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkee, Ennis, The Lost Valley, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Doughmore Bay
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Dingle (Dingle Artworks, Eask Tower, &more) and Derrynane Beach (in Caherdaniel). Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. It doesn't end there: cruise along Dingle Peninsula and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney holiday builder.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Kenmare, Derrynane Beach, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Old Irish Ways (in Bruff), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow) and Terranova Gardens (in Limerick). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, and stroll the grounds of Old Church Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cork attractions planning website.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Old Irish Ways, The Donkey Sanctuary, Terranova Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Terranova Gardens ©
Terranova Gardens
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

5
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Wexford (Tintern Abbey & The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception), Waterford (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Coumshingaun Lough) and Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Woodstock House and Gardens, hike along Nore Valley Walking Route, and get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny journey planner.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford, Waterford, John F. Kennedy Arboretum, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Kells Priory
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around St Stephens Green, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin route planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thessaloniki road trip planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Thessaloniki in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dublin to Thessaloniki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Thessaloniki: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

4
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Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Agathi Beach (in Haraki), Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes) and Lindos (Village of Lindos, Acropolis of Lindos, &more). On the 18th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town attractions planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, Rhodes Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Faliraki Beach, Agathi Beach, Valley of the Butterflies, Ancient Kamiros
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos

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Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rethymnon: The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Winery Stilianou (in Kounavi) and Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre (in Hersonissos). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon tour builder.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rhodes Town in August, Rethymnon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Heraklion, The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Highlights from your plan
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Venture out of the city with trips to Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (in Akrotiri). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Old Venetian Harbor, learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and kick back and relax at Afrata Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chania Town online travel planner.

You can drive from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chania Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Platanias, Souda, Samaria Gorge National Park, Elafonissi Beach, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Highlights from your plan
Astrikas Estate Biolea ©
Astrikas Estate Biolea
Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Old Venetian Harbor ©
Old Venetian Harbor

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Before you visit Athens, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Chania Town to Athens by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. August in Athens sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hohhot.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
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Hohhot, China

Hohhot
Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi, formerly known as Kweisui, is the capital of Inner Mongolia in North China, serving as the region's administrative, economic and cultural centre. On the 5th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Neimenggu Bowuguan (Inner Mongolia Museum).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hohhot trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Hohhot. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to China Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Hohhot, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Hohhot

Museums

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Niigata, Japan

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Explore Niigata's surroundings by going to Muramatsu Park (in Gosen) and Shibata (Ijimino Park, Akatani Cycling Road, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nishikaigan Park, pause for some photo ops at Niigata Station Chuken Tama Ko Statue, sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, and don't miss a visit to The Old Saito Residence.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Niigata journey planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hohhot to Niigata. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hohhot to Niigata. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hohhot in September, with highs in Niigata at 77°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niigata

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shibata, Muramatsu Park
Highlights from your plan
Ijimino Park ©
Ijimino Park
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery

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