57 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

57 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 13 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
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Seogwipo, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 13 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Yas Mall (in Abu Dhabi) and Sharjah (St. Gregory the illuminator Armenian Church & Persian Carpets Kingdom LLC). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. There's much more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take in the waterfront activity at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dubai day trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Dubai is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Dubai is minus 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Dubai are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 15:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Peter's Square. Step out of Rome to go to Orvieto and see Duomo di Orvieto, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Dubai to Rome in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Piazza del Campo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, &more), Lucca (Torre Guinigi & Le mura di Lucca) and Siena (Torre del Mangia & Duomo di Siena). There's lots more to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice route maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nice planner.

Getting from Venice to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Marseille, France

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Vieil Aix. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre (in Aix-en-Provence), Jardins de la Fontaine (in Nimes) and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marseille road trip planning site.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marseille when traveling from Nice in December, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Lyon, France

— 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, then browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lyon vacation builder website.

Fly from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marseille in December; daily highs in Lyon reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to London.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tulleys Farm and Blenheim Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: King's College Chapel (in Cambridge), Brighton (Gustamps, The Lanes, &more) and Anglesey Abbey (in Lode). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, walk around St. James's Park, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lyon to London. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore hidden gems such as Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Llandudno (Great Orme & Llandudno Promenade), Chester (Chester Cathedral & Chester Zoo) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Liverpool trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh travel route builder site.

Take a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

Seoul, South Korea

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, and then get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seoul travel route builder site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Seoul by flight takes about 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In January, Seoul is a bit cooler than Edinburgh - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Seogwipo, South Korea

— 3 nights
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
Explore hidden gems such as Seongsan Ilchulbong and Soesokkak Estuary. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaplanet Jeju, see the interesting displays at Teddy Bear Museum Jeju, find something for the whole family at Play Kpop, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Seogwipo Maeil Olleh Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seogwipo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Seogwipo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Nagasaki, Japan

— 1 night

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nagasaki trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Seogwipo to Nagasaki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Miyakojima, Japan

— 4 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Step off the beaten path and head to Underground Dam Museum and Nikadori Farm. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, steep yourself in history at Tomori no Amai, enjoy breathtaking views from Makiyama Observatory, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harimizu Utaki.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Getting from Nagasaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Nagasaki in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Miyakojima: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

Italy travel guide

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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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

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

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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.