58 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

58 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h
1
Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Lijiang, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
3
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Taxi:  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
Drive:  2 h
7
Amed, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
8
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 1 night
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
Fly:  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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jokhang Temple and Tibet Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Potala Palace and Great Mosque. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the striking features of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lhasa sightseeing planner.

Birmingham, UK to Lhasa is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Birmingham to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, and then don't miss a visit to Mufu Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): 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.

Before you visit Lijiang, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Puji Temple, Lijiang
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Khoo Kongsi and Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Theme Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, look for all kinds of wild species at The Habitat Penang Hill, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip planner.

Fly from Lijiang to George Town in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lijiang to George Town is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, thenadmire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Museum PASIFIKA. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tanah Lot Temple and Dalem Kahyangan Temple. When in Kuta, make a side trip to see Uluwatu Temple in Pecatu, approximately Pecatu away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Bali Trick Art, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pandawa Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuta takes 8 hours. April in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Seminyak, Legian, Fishing Charters & Tours, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

4
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Let the collections at Threads of Life and Museum Puri Lukisan capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Mount Kawi and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Padangbai), Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi) and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (in Sebatu). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, experience rural life at Jatiluwih Green Land, see Off-Road Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amed.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tabanan, Tampaksiring, Scuba & Snorkeling, Taman Ayun Temple, Mason Elephant Park
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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 Ujung Water Palace and USS Liberty Shipwreck. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Amed Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Candidasa (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Besakih Temple, kick back and relax at White Sand Beach Yoga, and stroll through Jemeluk Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amed trip app.

Getting from Ubud to Amed by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 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
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenfind your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally get your game on at Gili Golf & Bar.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gili Trawangan vacation planning tool.

Getting from Amed to Gili Trawangan by ferry takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery ©
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Padar Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Labuan Bajo road trip planner.

You can fly from Gili Trawangan to Labuan Bajo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Tongli Town. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Xitang Ancient Town and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan). Explore Shanghai's surroundings by going to Suzhou (Suzhou Garden Museum & Humble Administrator's Garden) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, wander the streets of Taikang Road, and admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shanghai route maker website.

You can fly from Labuan Bajo to Shanghai in 13 hours. In April, daytime highs in Shanghai are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The War Memorial of Korea and National Museum of Korea. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Korean Folk Village (in Yongin), Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, don't miss a visit to Bongeunsa Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, and stroll through Changdeokgung Palace.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Seoul is 1 hour. Traveling from Shanghai in April, expect Seoul to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Korean Folk Village, Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, delve into the distant past at Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan), and contemplate the long history of Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing route planning site.

You can fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Seoul to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uppsala Domkyrka and Monteliusvagen. Vasa Museum and The Swedish History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, learn more about the world around you at Swedish Museum of Natural History, learn about all things military at Army Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Beijing to Stockholm by flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Stockholm is minus 7 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Beijing in May: highs in Stockholm hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 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 Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Drottningholm Palace, Uppsala Domkyrka
Find places to stay May 10 — 16:
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Skansen ©
Skansen

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.
Kronborg and National Museum of Denmark are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Frederiksborg Castle and Roskilde Domkirke are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Viking Ship Museum (in Roskilde). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, and explore the historical opulence of Kastellet.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen day trip website.

Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roskilde, Frederiksborg Castle, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kronborg
Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Kronborg ©
Kronborg

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses. Step off the beaten path and head to Den Gamle By and Danmarks Industrimuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aarhus: Strandingsmuseum St. George (in Thorsminde), Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum (in Auning) and Bindeballe Kobmandsgaard (in Bindeballe). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Jorn Silkeborg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Viby Kirke, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien, and see the interesting displays at Johannes Larsen Museet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aarhus trip maker website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Aarhus by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. 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, Strandingsmuseum St. George, Museum Jorn Silkeborg, Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum
Find places to stay May 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses

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