60 days in Europe, Asia, United States & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Asia, United States & Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Europe, Asia, United States & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Train:  4​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
2
Beijing, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Sapporo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
10
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
11
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
12
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
13
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Train:  7​h 30​min
End: Milan, Italy

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kunsthalle Zurich as well as Haus Konstruktiv. Popular historic sites such as Old Town (Altstadt) and Kirche Enge are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz/ Schweizerisches in Schwyz--about 1:10 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Focus Terra, and stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich trip generator.

Milan, Italy to Zurich is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in November, with highs in Zurich at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Lion Monument, Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthalle Zurich ©
Kunsthalle Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Qianmen (Zhengyangmen) and Solana. You'll explore and learn at Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and Forbidden City-The Palace Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Back Lakes (Hou Hai), browse the different shops at Qianmen Main Street Mall, admire the striking features of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and take in the exciting artwork at 798 Art Zone.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beijing travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Zurich to Beijing by flight takes about 14 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Beijing. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Solana ©
Solana
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

5
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Bund (Wai Tan) and Old French Concession. Get out of town with these interesting Shanghai side-trips: Suzhou (Tongli Town, Humble Administrator's Garden, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Xintiandi, take in the views from Waibaidu Bridge, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Shanghai online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Beijing to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In November, Shanghai is somewhat warmer than Beijing - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Suzhou
Highlights from your plan
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), kick back and relax at Tannowa Beach, don't miss a visit to Abeno Harukas, and then stroll through Nakanoshima Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then contemplate the long history of Tōdai-ji, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of subway, train, and flight from Shanghai to Osaka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In November in Osaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Nara, Tannowa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ishibe Alley, Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, Pontocho, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teramachi Street and Yasaka Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Hikone Castle and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto travel itinerary creator.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Hikone Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple

7
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.
You've added Kagurazaka, Ameyoko Shopping Street, Shibuya Center-gai, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Yomiuri Land. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Akihabara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Tokyo International Airport International Terminal Observation Deck (in Ota) and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (in Yokohama). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge, make a trip to Meiji Jingu, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and subway from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Yomiuri Land
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

3
nights
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, then take a stroll through Susukino, then steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Tokyo to Sapporo in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Sapporo to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -3°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otaru, Royce' Chocolate World, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Royce' Chocolate World ©
Royce' Chocolate World
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan ©
Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Bay has been added to your itinerary. Venice Beach and Boardwalk and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Monica Beach and Santa Monica Pier. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo, about 1:25 hours away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of La Brea Tar Pits, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Los Angeles takes 15.5 hours. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sapporo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sapporo in December, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 22°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Frida Kahlo Museum. Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Coyoacan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa Carrizalillo, make a trip to Zocalo, contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos).

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City takes 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Playa Langosta, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Playa Carrizalillo
Highlights from your plan
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)

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nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as well as The Museum of Modern Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Catharine Catholic Church. Relax by the water at Gunnison Beach and Long Beach. Step out of New York City to go to Point Pleasant Beach and see Jenkinson's Boardwalk, which is approximately 1:20 hours away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Beach State Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get great views at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Mexico City to New York City in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Mexico City to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in December, you will find days in New York City are colder (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Island Beach State Park, Gunnison Beach, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Long Beach, St. Catharine Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palais de Tokyo, Quai Branly Museum, Paris Museum of Modern Art, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arc de Triomphe and Les Andelys. Visit Fondation Claude Monet and The Catacombs for their historical value. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Le Marais, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Rodin Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Paris takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Les Andelys, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rock of Solutre. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de la Tete d'Or. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Cite medievale and then explore the striking landscape at Rock of Solutre.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lyon travel planner.

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Roche de Solutre, Cite medievale de Perouges
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Cours Mirabeau. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port Grimaud Beach and Site Archeologique de Glanum. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Foundation Vasarely, & more), Tapiezo (in Roussillon), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Port, explore the world behind art at Mucem, and see the interesting displays at Fort Saint-Jean.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille vacation builder.

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Lyon in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marseille, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Port Grimaud Beach, Site Archeologique de Glanum, Tapiezo
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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