60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
— 3 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 3 nights
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Volgograd, Russia
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 8 nights
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Summer Garden, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and explore the galleries of Catherine Palace and Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Must see
The State Hermitage Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
4.8

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Nizhny Novgorod ©

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in Honor of St. Alexis, don't miss a visit to State Bank, and get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Must see
Limpopo Zoo
4.8
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Castle
The Kremlin
4.3
Historic Walking Area
Fedorovsky Embankment
4.9

3
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Kazan, Russia

Kazan ©

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, ponder the design of Monument Fountain Kazan, stroll around Aksenova Square, and let the kids burn off some steam at Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kazan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Kazan sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

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World heritage site
Kazan Kremlin
4.9
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Religious Site
Kul Sharif Mosque
4.8

3
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Volgograd, Russia

Volgograd
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Step out of Volgograd to go to Krasny Buksir and see Lotus lake, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, walk around Pobedi Park, make a trip to The Motherland Calls Sculpture, and learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Volgograd online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kazan to Volgograd by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kazan in August; daily highs in Volgograd reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Moscow Zoo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Volgograd to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Volgograd in August: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your trip
World heritage site
Moscow Kremlin
4.7
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World heritage site
Red Square
4.7

8
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Saddle up on the 28th (Mon) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, stop by Mongolian Quilting Centre, stroll through Bogd Khan Uul National Park, and explore the world behind art at Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary app.

Getting from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ulaanbaatar, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Nature
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.7

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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, head outdoors with WikiBeijing, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

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Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in August, expect Beijing to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Highlights from your trip
World heritage site
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
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World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
4.6
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World heritage site
The Palace Museum
4.4

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Theme Park
Hong Kong Disneyland
4.1
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Aquarium
Ocean Park
4.1

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shanghai trip maker website.

Getting from Hong Kong to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, expect Shanghai to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Shanghai

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Scenic Walking Area
The Bund (Wai Tan)
4.7

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Koyasan Okunoin). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka holiday builder site.

Fly from Shanghai to Osaka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Shanghai to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Mountain
Mt. Koya
4.6
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and get the adrenaline pumping with Street Kart Kyoto.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Historic Site
Sanjusangendo Temple
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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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Yokohama Museum of Art (in Minatomirai) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Tokyo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2

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