30 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Europe, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Avarua
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Avarua, Cook Islands
— 4 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi, Japan
— 1 night
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Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan
— 1 night
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Hakuba-mura, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
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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 1st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum and then contemplate the long history of Bascarsija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then stroll through Olympic Center Jahorina, then snap pictures at Latin Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Vijećnica.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo trip builder app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Sarajevo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in March, with highs in Sarajevo at 13°C and lows at 1°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tromso.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Tromso, Norway

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Grotfjord, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Polaria, and identify plant and animal life at Telegrafbukta Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tromso travel route builder website.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Tromso in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sarajevo in March: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Avarua.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:

Avarua, Cook Islands

— 4 nights
You'll get in some beach time at Titikaveka Beach and Muri Lagoon. Head to Punanga Nui and Perfumes of Rarotongafor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Adventure Cook Islands, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matutu Brewery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Rock Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle).

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Avarua trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tromso to Avarua. The time zone difference when traveling from Tromso to Avarua is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Tromso in March, things will get warmer in Avarua: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

— 3 nights
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Take a break from the city and head to Aitutaki Lagoon and Mount Maungapu. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at One Foot Island, get outside with Akaiami, enjoy the sand and surf at O'otu Beach, and get a dose of the wild on Aitutaki Adventures.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aitutaki trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Avarua to Aitutaki takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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.
Head to Ginza and Asakusafor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel planner.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Tokyo in 26 hours. The time zone difference moving from Cook Islands Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 19 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

Yamanouchi-machi, Japan

— 1 night
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): hit the slopes at Shiga Kogen, stroll through Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and then fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, things will get little chillier in Yamanouchi-machi: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nozawaonsen-mura.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan

— 1 night
Many visitors take a trip to Nozawaonsen-mura, a picturesque hot spring village in Nagano Prefecture, to get away from it all.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hit the slopes at Togari Onsen Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Nozawa Onsen.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nozawaonsen-mura route maker site.

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Nozawaonsen-mura takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Hakuba-mura, Japan

— 2 nights
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
On the 24th (Thu), visit Hakuba, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort, and then fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden, then fly down the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakuba-mura holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Nozawaonsen-mura to Hakuba-mura takes 2 hours. March in Hakuba-mura sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Tower Knives Osaka. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakuba-mura to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakuba-mura in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

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.

Northern Norway travel guide

4.1
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.

Cook Islands travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.

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.