58 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

58 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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58 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
3
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
+3
train + Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
6
Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h
8
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Jeju, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Nanjing, China
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  6​h 15​min
13
New Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
Lhasa, China
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Appreciate the collections at Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our London online trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to London is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Roman Baths and Sudeley Castle. You'll explore and learn at Mechanical Music Museum and Combe Mill. Venture out of the city with trips to Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill), Winchcombe (Hailes Church & St. Peter's Church) and Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures, Tewkesbury Abbey, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Winchcombe, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Burford
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

2
nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
On the 13th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Peter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, get engrossed in the history at The Battle of Edgehill Exhibition, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Shakespeare Heritage Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Welcombe Hills, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Gregory the Great. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town, then don't miss a visit to Guy's Cliffe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiate Church of St Mary's, and finally make a trip to Charlecote Mill.

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

You can take a train from Bath to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Birmingham sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, St Mary's Church, Blists Hill Victorian Town
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Collegiate Church of St Mary's ©
Collegiate Church of St Mary's

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, learn more about the world around you at World Museum, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Meadows.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool road trip website .

Getting from Birmingham to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Liverpool sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chester, Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral

6
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
York Minster and York City Walls will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Walworth Castle Birds of Prey (in Walworth), Kirkby Stephen (Stainmore Railway Company & Smardale Gill Nature Reserve) and Appleby-in-Westmorland (St Anne's Hospital & St Lawrence Church). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, explore the galleries of Chatsworth House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kendal Unitarian Chapel, and contemplate the long history of Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the York day trip planning tool .

Getting from Liverpool to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kendal, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kirkby Stephen, St Michael and All Angels Church, Chatsworth House
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

5
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town in Aarhus and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses. Museum-lovers will appreciate Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Besaettelsesmuseet. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, get curious at Moesgaard Museum, and examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aarhus attractions planner.

Getting from York to Aarhus by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from York to Aarhus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

6
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling. When in Copenhagen, make a side trip to see Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerod, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, admire the striking features of Thorvaldsens Museum, examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and explore the historical opulence of Kastellet.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Frederiksborg Castle
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

4
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Palace Museum and Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), explore the ancient world of Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan), and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip app .

Fly from Copenhagen to Beijing in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to China Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Copenhagen in June: highs in Beijing hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deoksugung and The National Folk Museum of Korea will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Jongmyo Shrine, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and take a stroll through Insadong.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in June, expect nights in Seoul to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

5
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gwaneumsa Temple and Hangpaduri Hangmong. You'll explore and learn at Hallim Park and Spirited Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Jeju Folk Village & O’sulloc Tea Museum). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roe Deer Observation Center, admire the masterpieces at Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jeju tour website .

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Jeju National Museum ©
Jeju National Museum
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple

4
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Get some historical perspective at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Jade Buddha Temple. Explore Shanghai's surroundings by going to Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Suzhou (Tongli Town, The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, & more) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), get engrossed in the history at Shanghai Developemt Exhibition Hall, and take in the exciting artwork at Three on the Bund.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip maker app .

You can fly from Jeju to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeju to Shanghai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Nanjing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Suzhou, Shaxi Ancient Town, Xitang Ancient Town
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

1
night
Nanjing, China

Nanjing ©
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
On the 22nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan), stroll the grounds of Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), and then take an in-depth tour of The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre.

Plan trip to Nanjing with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Nanjing takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and subway. In June, daily temperatures in Nanjing can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nanjing

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre ©
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) ©
Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan) ©
Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan)

3
nights
New Taipei, Taiwan

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Visit Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Yangmingshan National Park for their historical value. National Palace Museum and Taiwan's Socks Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Elephant Trunk Rock, wander the streets of Ximending, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and don't miss a visit to Qingyun Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Taipei trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Nanjing to New Taipei in 6.5 hours. In June, New Taipei is a bit warmer than Nanjing - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in New Taipei

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

1
night
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nechung Monastery and Temple, explore the historical opulence of Potala Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiamiyuan Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lhasa planner .

You can fly from New Taipei to Lhasa in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Taipei in June: highs in Lhasa hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

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