29 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

29 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
3
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, stop by Odaiba District, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

San Diego, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Classes
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ABC Cooking Travel ©
ABC Cooking Travel
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, take a stroll through Gion, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, admire the striking features of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), see where the action happens at Olympic Park, and browse the exhibits of The Palace Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing journey website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Beijing takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kyoto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beijing, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Athens.

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)

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Moni Osiou Patapiou (in Loutraki) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Athens sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Beijing to Athens in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Athens is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Beijing in August, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mycenae, Moni Osiou Patapiou
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aare River (in Bern) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Lucerne takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Lucerne is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Lucerne are little chillier (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Aare River, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aare River
Aare River

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin planner.

You can fly from Lucerne to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lucerne to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lucerne in August, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Grindavik (Thermal Spas & 4X4 Adventures Iceland), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and cruise along Ring Road.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Reykjavik takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Grindavik, Riding Tours South Iceland, Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, Ring Road, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Riding Tours South Iceland ©
Riding Tours South Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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