15 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

15 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos
Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Bus to Larnaca, Fly to Gdansk
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then look for gifts at Happy Creations, and then browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Batu Caves, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL, and then browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

George Town, Malaysia

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Wonderfood Museum Penang, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and then look for gifts at Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi and then relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planning site.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 1 night
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 19th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with Langkawi Scuba and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi route maker.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Paphos, Cyprus

— 3 nights
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tombs of the Kings and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paphos Harbour Castle and Church of Panagia Theoskepasti. When in Paphos, make a side trip to see Aphrodite's Rock in Kouklia, approximately Kouklia away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Paphos Ethnographic Museum and steep yourself in history at The Villa of Theseus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to Paphos in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Langkawi in December, things will get cooler in Paphos: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Gdansk, Poland

— 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Shop till you drop at Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) and Galeria Baltycka Shopping Center. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gdansk trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paphos to Gdansk in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Gdansk is colder than Paphos - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Tromso, Norway

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Lone Slydahl and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria and then examine the collection at The Polar Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Gdansk to Tromso in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gdansk in December: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Malaysia travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Cyprus travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Churches
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.

Northern Poland travel guide

Landmarks · History Museums · Beaches
Northern Poland is characterized by sandy beaches and coastal towns along the Baltic Sea. The three cities of Gdansk, Sopot, and Gdynia--known as Tricity--line the coast with historical shipyards. The region has seen a lot of change over its long history, passing hands between the Teutonic Order, Hansa merchants, and the Prussians. All these shifts have left a distinct cultural imprint on the region. Explore medieval towns Malbork and Torun, as well as the nature haven in the northeastern part of the province. Full of lakes and rivers, the area is prime for kayaking and outdoor activities.

Northern Norway travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.