60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 4 nights
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Krasnoyarsk, Russia
— 2 nights
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Irkutsk, Russia
— 4 nights
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Ulan-Ude, Russia
— 2 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
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Qingdao, China
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Sokcho, South Korea
— 1 night
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Jeonju, South Korea
— 1 night
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Wando-gun, South Korea
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Get some cultural insight at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Neva Embankments and Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Sobor Petra I Pavla, snap pictures at Palace Bridge, explore the world behind art at Erarta Museum, and examine the collection at Russian Railway Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to St. Petersburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Moscow on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Moscow, Russia

— 5 nights

Third Rome

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.
Get some cultural insight at Red Square and Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armoury Chamber and Cathedral Square. Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Kolomna (Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, &more). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, see the interesting displays at Muzeon Art Park, stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and take in nature's colorful creations at Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kazan, Russia

— 4 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Annunciation Cathedral and Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat). Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul and The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany. Step out of Kazan with an excursion to Raifa Monastery in Raifa--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", make a trip to Kremlyovskaya Embankment, admire the striking features of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, and appreciate the history behind Monument Cat Kazan.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan visit website.

Fly from Moscow to Kazan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Kazan sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yekaterinburg, Russia

— 4 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church on the Blood and President Center of Boris Eltsin. Yekaterinburg War Memorial and Museum of History of Stone-Cutting and Jeweler Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: get great views at Visotsky Business Center Lookout, make a trip to Sevastyanov's House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and explore the world behind art at Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yekaterinburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Yekaterinburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan to Yekaterinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kazan in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Yekaterinburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

— 2 nights
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
On the 5th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Stolby National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roev Ruchey Zoo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, then see the interesting displays at Prelate Nikolay Steamship Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Krasnoyarsk day trip app.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Irkutsk, Russia

— 4 nights

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taltsy Museum and Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baikal Museum and Museum Retro Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Irkutsk: Listvyanka (St. Nicholas Church, Monument to the Soldiers Who Died in World War II, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Znamensky Monastery, and don't miss a visit to 130 Kvartal.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Irkutsk trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Ulan-Ude.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Ulan-Ude, Russia

— 2 nights
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), then see the interesting displays at Museum of History of Ulan-Ude, and then admire the landmark architecture of Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Natsionalnyy muzey RB, then see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of the People of Transbaikalia Culture Gau, then see the interesting displays at Zabaykalye Peoples Ethnography Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of History of the Locomotive and Car Repair Plant.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ulan-Ude vacation planner.

You can drive from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Ulan-Ude sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Ulan-Ude

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Choijin Lama Temple Museum and Horseback Riding Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at National History Museum and Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, examine the collection at Steam Locomotive Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Square.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar. July in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Beijing, China

— 5 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and The Palace Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Meridian Gate (Wu Men) and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), stroll around Temple of Heaven, contemplate the long history of Gong Wang Fu, and get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Beijing online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in July, expect Beijing to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Xi'an, China

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tang Bo Art Museum and Shaanxi History Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Travel China Guide and Xi'an Bell Tower. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, see the interesting displays at Xi'an Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling).

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Fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Xi'an are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Shanghai, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zhouzhuang Water Town and Xitang Ancient Town. Get some cultural insight at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession. Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Tian Zi Fang, visit Pudong New Area, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, and go for a walk through Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Xi'an in July since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Qingdao.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Qingdao, China

— 2 nights
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Qingdao Shanpaotai Site, examine the collection at Qingdao Beer Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Badaguan Scenic Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Qingdao planning website.

You can fly from Shanghai to Qingdao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, Qingdao is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Qingdao

Historic Sites · Museums
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Seoul, South Korea

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trickeye Museum Seoul and National Museum of Korea. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, make a trip to Deoksugung, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, and stroll around Yeouido Hangang Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary app.

Getting from Qingdao to Seoul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and subway. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Seoul are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Sokcho, South Korea

— 1 night
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory, then examine the collection at Seokbong Ceramic Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cheoksan Foot Spa Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seoraksan National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sokcho holiday planner.

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jeonju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Jeonju, South Korea

— 1 night
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gyeonggijeon Shrine, contemplate the long history of Jeonjuhyanggyo Confucian School, then learn more about the world around you at Wanpanbon, and finally steep yourself in history at Hanbyeokdang Pavilion.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeonju attractions website.

Getting from Sokcho to Jeonju by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Jeonju sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wando-gun.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites · Museums

Wando-gun, South Korea

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Wando Tour and then get outside with Sinji Myeongsasimni Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wando-gun trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jeonju to Wando-gun. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wando-gun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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