60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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Hamburg, Germany — 5 nights

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Museum-lovers will appreciate International Maritime Museum and Museum der Illusionen Hamburg. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael's Church and Alter Elbtunnel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck (Holstentor & Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)) and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin). There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at CHOCOVERSUM by HACHEZ, admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg route planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Hamburg is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Hamburg, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Hamburg hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 6 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palace of Tears and German Museum of Technology. Explore hidden gems such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Potsdam (Potsdam's Gardens & Sanssouci Palace). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Stasimuseum, stop by Potsdamer Platz, take a stroll through Mitte, and explore the world behind art at Gemaldegalerie.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip maker app.

Getting from Hamburg to Berlin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 4 nights

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Appreciate the collections at Stadel Museum and Museum Ludwig. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porta Nigra and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Dusseldorf (Konigsallee, Rheinuferpromenade, &more), Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) (in Trier) and Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus) (in Frankfurt). There's much more to do: examine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, don't miss a visit to Sankt Andreas Kirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Cologne Cathedral, and wander the streets of Historic Old Town.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to World Heritage Kinderdijk and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bunkerverhalen Dishoek November '44 and Nieuwe Kerk. Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to Bizarium (in Sluis), Westlands Museum (in Honselersdijk) and Kunstmuseum Den Haag (in The Hague). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, and steep yourself in history at Old Church.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam day trip site.

You can drive from Cologne to Rotterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Canals area (in Utrecht) and De Zwaluwhoeve (in Hierden). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, have fun and explore at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planning site.

Drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Aviemore.
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Aviemore, United Kingdom — 1 night

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): head outdoors with Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris and then identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Aviemore route planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Aviemore in 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 Amsterdam to Aviemore. In December in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Rosslyn Chapel and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Appreciate the collections at Scottish National Gallery and National Museum of Scotland. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Aviemore to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then admire the natural beauty at Longleat. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Bath by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom — 1 night

Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose and then browse the exhibits of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth road trip tool.

You can drive from Bath to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to London.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blenheim Palace and Saatchi Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cotswolds Distillery and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London itinerary maker.

You can drive from Portsmouth to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan — 7 nights

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tenryuji Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Saimyo-ji Temple (in Kora-cho), Otsu (Ritsuin Temple & Enryaku-ji Yokawachudo) and Myosho-ji Temple (in Hikone). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, take a stroll through Gion, steep yourself in history at Enryaku-ji Shakado, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hogonin Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can fly from London to Kyoto in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kyoto is 9 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.
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Osaka, Japan — 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nara Park and Tanzan Shrine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Koyasan Okunoin and Himeji Castle. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Tsubosaka Temple Hachikakuendo (in Takatori-cho), Kongobu-ji Temple (in Koya-cho) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple 3 Storey Tower & Kasuga Grand Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Senso-ji Temple and Heirin-ji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Nikko Tosho-gu and Zojo-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, admire the masterpieces at Eisei Bunko Foundation, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ootori Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Tokyo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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