60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Shanghai, China
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Beijing, China
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Athens, Greece
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Corfu Town, Greece
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Nice, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom
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Tokyo, Japan

— 3 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 15 hours. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Tokyo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Spas

Shanghai, China

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally walk around Fuxing Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai holiday maker.

Getting from Tokyo to Shanghai by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. In May in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Beijing, China

— 4 nights
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, pause for some photo ops at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Heaven.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Beijing, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Athens takes 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Athens is minus 6 hours. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Corfu Town, Greece

— 3 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Go for a jaunt from Corfu Town to Paleokastritsa to see Paleokastritsa Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, stop by Spirit of Olive Wood, and explore the historical opulence of New Fortress.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Corfu Town to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence holiday maker site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Station, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, visit Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and walk around Old Botanical Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in June, with highs in Zurich at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Nomade (in Antibes), Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, make a splash at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice visit planning tool.

Fly from Zurich to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and visit Las Ramblas.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online route planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Paris reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Classes

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.