60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rocamadour, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Jerusalem, Israel
— 2 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 day
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Jerpoint Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown) and Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin travel route builder.

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & The Hall of Mirrors) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Getting from Dublin to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 3 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, then admire the natural beauty at Musee Christian Dior, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to La Grande Rue, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Let the collections at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and La Cite du Vin capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Saint-Emilion (Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, Chateau Cantenac, &more), Chateau de Chambrun - Chateau Moncets (in Neac) and Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Chateau Paloumey and make a trip to The Water Mirror.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planning app.

You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bordeaux, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rocamadour, France

— 3 nights

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique St-Sauveur and then step into the grandiose world of Remparts du Chateau. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Chemin de Halage, then Head underground at Grotte du Pech-Merle, and then make a trip to Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet.

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Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Rocamadour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rocamadour can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, then take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and then examine the collection at Musee de L'Inquisition.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rocamadour to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally make a trip to Casino Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Place du Palais, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and then examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Carcassonne to Monte-Carlo in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Carcassonne in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Monte-Carlo, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning website.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Monte-Carlo in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Villa Imperiale, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, contemplate the long history of Forum, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pompeii holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pompeii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Pompeii to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Zagreb, Croatia

— 1 night

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Zagreb 80's Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zagreb route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Zagreb in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Zagreb when traveling from Venice in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, contemplate the long history of Fort Lovrijenac, examine the collection at Love Stories Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Lokrum Island, get engrossed in the history at War Photo Limited, and then get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online trip planner.

Fly from Zagreb to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in July since evenings lows in Dubrovnik dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night
Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the views from Old Bridge (Stari Most), take in the exciting artwork at War Photo Exhibition, take an in-depth tour of Bosnaseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of War and Genocide Victims 1992-1995.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mostar trip planner.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Mostar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you will find days in Mostar are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 2 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Sarajevo, get engrossed in the history at Galerija 11/07/95, then examine the collection at War Childhood Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), and finally steep yourself in history at Bascarsija. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, make a trip to Ferhadija Pedestrian Street, steep yourself in history at Vijećnica, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Sarajevo Clock Tower.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sarajevo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mostar in July, with highs in Sarajevo at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then stop by FAB Living by Una, then get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belgrade trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. July in Belgrade sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, visit Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Belgrade to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in July; daily highs in Athens reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and stop by Ortakoy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in July, things will get slightly colder in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Jerusalem, Israel

— 2 nights

Holy City

Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, wander the streets of Old City of Jerusalem, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, then delve into the distant past at Western Wall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Western Wall Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Temple Mount, then view the masterpieces at Levantine Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jerusalem trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Jerusalem takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Israel Standard Time (IST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Minsk.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Minsk, Belarus

— 1 day
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Upper City, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Bernardine Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Minsk journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Minsk takes 7 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Minsk sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 1 night

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stop by Vilnius Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, then get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then admire the striking features of Vilnius Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius online journey planner.

You can drive from Minsk to Vilnius in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, make a trip to Old City Riga (Vecriga), don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, then get engrossed in the history at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then steep yourself in history at Livu Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of Christ Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Riga online tour builder.

You can drive from Vilnius to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Visit Toompea Hill and St. Olaf’s Church for their historical value. Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Kadriorg Palace will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, stroll around Kadriorg Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tallinn online travel planner.

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress, steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, then examine the collection at Faberge Museum, and then wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In July in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Moscow, Russia

— 1 night

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.
To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Moscow online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Moscow, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Seoul.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Seoul, South Korea

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village. On your second day here, take a stroll through Insadong, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and then examine the collection at KT Square.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Seoul takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in August: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in August, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

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.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

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.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Israel travel guide

4.7
Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Ruins
Land of Creation
Surprisingly diverse for such a narrow strip of land pressed against the Mediterranean, modern Israel only dates back to 1948, though the history of this "Holy Land" spans many millennia. The big three monotheistic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--maintain extremely strong ties to this part of the world, so you can expect to see plenty of historic churches, mosques, and synagogues during your holiday in Israel. Beyond the undeniable cultural appeal, Israel also offers impressive natural features, including the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, one of the world's biggest craters. As you tour Israel, you'll find yourself following in the footsteps of figures that helped shape the world thousands of years ago.

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

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.

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.