58 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

58 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Lijiang, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
3
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
4
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ubud, Indonesia
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Amed, Indonesia
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
8
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  5​h
9
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
10
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Aarhus, Denmark
— 6 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

2
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Sera Monastery and Great Mosque. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Drak Yerpa, and see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lhasa trip planning tool .

Birmingham, UK to Lhasa is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Lhasa can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

2
nights
Lijiang, China

Lijiang
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Dragon Pond Park, then don't miss a visit to Old Town of Lijiang - China, and then steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, contemplate the long history of Shuhe Ancient Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puji Temple, Lijiang.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lijiang sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Puji Temple, Lijiang
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Puji Temple, Lijiang ©
Puji Temple, Lijiang

3
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kek Lok Si Temple and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Penang House of Music. Change things up with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Armenian Street, look for all kinds of wild species at The Habitat Penang Hill, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to George Town takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. April in George Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, ESCAPE, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach, then explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. April in Langkawi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

4
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll explore and learn at Museum PASIFIKA and Bali Trick Art. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pandawa Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre.

Find out how to plan Kuta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuta in 5.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seminyak, Legian, Museum PASIFIKA, Fishing Charters & Tours, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Bali Trick Art ©
Bali Trick Art

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and Tirta Empul Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Kawi and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Padangbai), Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang) and Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, explore the activities along Lake Beratan, and go for a walk through Jatiluwih Green Land.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ubud route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Amed.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tabanan, Tampaksiring, Tegalalang, Taman Ayun Temple, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Get some cultural insight at USS Liberty Shipwreck and Besakih Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Jemeluk Beach. Go for a jaunt from Amed to Candidasa to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, enjoy the sand and surf at Amed Beach, and stroll through White Sand Beach Yoga.

Find out how to plan Amed trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Ubud to Amed in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Gili Golf & Bar.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gili Trawangan day trip site .

Ride a ferry from Amed to Gili Trawangan in an hour. April in Gili Trawangan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Shark Diving
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery ©
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery
Gili Golf & Bar ©
Gili Golf & Bar

2
nights
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
On the 25th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Padar Island.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Labuan Bajo itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Gili Trawangan to Labuan Bajo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Padar Island ©
Padar Island

3
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Xitang Ancient Town and Tongli Town will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Humble Administrator's Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Shanghai: Suzhou Garden Museum (in Suzhou) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), wander the streets of Taikang Road, enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jade Buddha Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Shanghai vacation builder tool .

Getting from Labuan Bajo to Shanghai by flight takes about 12.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Shanghai are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Suzhou, Shaxi Ancient Town, Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

5
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
The War Memorial of Korea and Hwaseong Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and The National Folk Museum of Korea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Korean Folk Village (in Yongin) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner .

You can fly from Shanghai to Seoul in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Shanghai in April, with highs in Seoul at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village, Korean Folk Village
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
The War Memorial of Korea ©
The War Memorial of Korea
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

5
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and National Museum Of China. Mutianyu Great Wall and Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), admire the landmark architecture of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), contemplate the long history of Beijing Jiuwan Lane, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner .

Fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Beijing is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in May: highs in Beijing hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

6
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Let the collections at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skansen and Stockholm Old Town. When in Stockholm, make a side trip to see Uppsala Domkyrka in Uppsala, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, learn about all things military at Army Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and get engrossed in the history at The Swedish History Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Stockholm takes 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beijing to Stockholm. Traveling from Beijing in May, you will find days in Stockholm are colder (18°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Uppsala Domkyrka
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

6
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nyhavn and Kronborg. Get some cultural insight at Frederiksborg Castle and Christiansborg Slot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Viking Ship Museum) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, admire the masterpieces at Thorvaldsens Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen journey planning app .

Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roskilde, Frederiksborg Castle, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kronborg
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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Kronborg ©
Kronborg
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle

6
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aarhus: Jelling Kirke (in Jelling), Strandingsmuseum St. George (in Thorsminde) and Bindeballe Kobmandsgaard (in Randboel). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Spoettrup Castle, examine the collection at Museum Jorn Silkeborg, contemplate the long history of Danmarks Industrimuseum, and get curious at Naturhistorisk Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus day trip planning app .

You can drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vejle, Horsens, Johannes Larsen Museet, Museum Jorn Silkeborg, Strandingsmuseum St. George
Find places to stay May 22 — 28:
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Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©

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