45 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

45 days in Asia, Africa & Europe Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
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Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, indulge in some personalized pampering at Arona Spa, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 76°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Osaka, Japan

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Fukuoka, Japan

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, don't miss a visit to Dazaifu Monzen Machi, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, then stop by Shimamoto Mentaiko Hakata Ekimae, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ohori Park, then relax and rejuvenate at Organic Esthe Salon Fuu, then don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka journey planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Fukuoka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Busan Station Plaza, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, walk around Yongdusan Park, then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Busan online trip planner.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Busan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Seoul, South Korea

— 3 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seoul tour itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Busan to Seoul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. May in Seoul sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip app.

Fly from Seoul to Chiang Mai in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seoul to Chiang Mai, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in June, things will get a bit warmer in Chiang Mai: highs are around 93°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Cairo, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Spend the 5th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Cairo takes 16 hours. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Giza.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Giza, Egypt

— 2 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 8th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Giza route builder.

Giza is just a stone's throw from Cairo. In June in Giza, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Prague driving holiday planner.

Fly from Giza to Prague in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Giza in June: highs in Prague hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder website.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. June in Vienna sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Gravensteen & Ghent City Center). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Bruges takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in June: highs in Bruges hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Mon), visit The Jordaan, don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 23rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Papiroeen, don't miss a visit to Our Saviour's Church, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and finally visit Stroeget. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then visit Nyhavn, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen route planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Trondheim, Norway

— 1 day
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rockheim, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, then snap pictures at Old Town Bridge, and finally visit Bakklandet.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Trondheim trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Trondheim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Copenhagen in June, expect nights in Trondheim to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Polar Charter, appreciate the history behind Roald Amundsen Monument, stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, and examine the collection at The Polar Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip planner.

You can fly from Trondheim to Tromso in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Trondheim in June, plan for slightly colder days in Tromso, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 1 day
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and then contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik route maker.

You can fly from Tromso to Reykjavik in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tromso to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30: