40 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

40 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Singapore, Singapore — 2 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Indie Singapore as well as Raffles Hotel Arcade. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the views from Sentosa Boardwalk and then wander the streets of Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Raffles Hotel Arcade, then take in the local highlights with Indie Singapore, and then pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Singapore trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Singapore reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to London.
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Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oxford Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Lord's Cricket Ground. It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind The Monument to the Great Fire of London and make a trip to Big Ben.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London online route planner.

Fly from Singapore to London in 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to London. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cambridge.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Cambridge, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Step off the beaten path and head to American Air Museum and Queens' College. Visit Christ's College and St. John's College for their historical value. When in Cambridge, make a side trip to see Ely Museum in Ely, approximately Ely away. There's more to do: gain insight at University of Cambridge and contemplate the long history of Jesus College.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cambridge sightseeing website.

Traveling by train from London to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cambridge are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added AFAS Circustheater Den Haag, Madurodam, Van Kleef & Zoon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and De Duif. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Moco Museum Amsterdam, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cambridge to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cambridge to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghent.
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Ghent, Belgium — 3 nights

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Gravensteen and St. Nicholas' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Industriemuseum and Museum Voor Schone Kunsten. Change things up with these side-trips from Ghent: Bruges (Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei and examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ghent road trip planning tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Ghent sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, see the interesting displays at MOOF Comic's Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Beaufort Castles, explore the historical opulence of Larochette Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Hollow Tooth.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Basel on the 9th (Tue).
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Basel, Switzerland — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Basel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Basel sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Lucerne.
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Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uferpromenade Weggis and Glasi Hergiswil. You'll explore and learn at The Rosengart Collection and Richard Wagner Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne holiday tool.

Getting from Basel to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church Saint-Vincent and Esplanade de Montbenon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Lausanne (Place de la Palud & Fondation de l'Hermitage). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Montreux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geneva.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva road trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Geneva are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dubai.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai Gold Souk has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa and get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dubai using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Dubai takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Dubai is 3 hours. In August, Dubai is warmer than Geneva - with highs of 49°C and lows of 38°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sun).
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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