60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
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Rethymnon, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
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Busan, South Korea
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Jeju, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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Kuching, Malaysia
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Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Tiryns) and Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Athens is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Baghdad in May, expect nights in Athens to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Rethymnon, Greece

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rethymnon side-trips: The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos), Heraklion (The Natural History Museum of Crete, Historical Museum of Crete, &more) and Snail Farm and Fun (in Tylissos). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, and experience rural life at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rethymnon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 3 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Ktima Gerovassiliou in Epanomi--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online journey planner.

Getting from Rethymnon to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Rethymnon in May, plan for little chillier nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Baths

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Appenzell (Museum Appenzell & St Mauritius Church), Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), Chapel Bridge, &more) and Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch (in Urnaesch). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich travel route builder tool.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Zurich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and Parc de l'Independance (in Morges). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, stroll around Le Jardin Anglais, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 8 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Delft (City Hall, Old Church, &more), Lisse (The Flower Bulb Region & Keukenhof) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Museum Haarlem, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Tokyo takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tokyo is 8 hours. In May, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Ishitera Tea Plantation (in Wazuka-cho), Yodo River Park Sewaritei District (in Yawata) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, learn the secrets of beer at Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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 8th (Tue), wander the streets of Dotombori District, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

Start your trip to Osaka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Changwon (Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road & Yeojwacheon Stream). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, get great views at Taejongdae, and walk around Yongdusan Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Busan trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Busan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jeju, South Korea

— 5 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Cheonjiyeon Falls). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, examine the collection at Jeju National Museum, stroll around Hallim Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jeju trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Ilsan Lake Park (in Goyang) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center, and shop like a local with Namdaemun Market.

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

Fly from Jeju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Seoul are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuching, Malaysia

— 1 night

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuching trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seoul to Kuching in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Kuching is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in June: high temperatures in Kuching hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuching

Nature · Parks
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 5 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Mission-Q (in Subang Jaya) and Bondahaven (in Kajang). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Mon) at Sunway Lagoon. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll around KLCC Park, and identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip maker site.

You can fly from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

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.

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.