60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 7 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 6 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo route builder.

Helsinki, Finland to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oumi Shonin Yashiki Nakae Jungoro Tei (in Higashiomi), Kora-cho (Saimyo-ji Temple 3 Storey Tower, Saimyo-ji Temple, &more) and Kongorin-ji Temple (in Aisho-cho). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Neighborhood
Arashiyama
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Mt. Koya, &more), Himeji (Tenku no Shirasagi, Himeji Castle, &more) and Gyoja no Taki (in Izumisano). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Mountain
Mt. Koya
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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.
Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Osaka to Shanghai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: National Taiwan University of Arts (in Banqiao), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) (in Gongliao). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on YOLO Taiwan, take in the dramatic natural features at YehLiu Geopark, shake up your sightseeing with Like It Formosa, and let your taste buds guide you at Withlocals.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei road trip planning website.

You can fly from Shanghai to Taipei in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in December; daily highs in Taipei reach 23°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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History Museum
National Palace Museum
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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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

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Traveling by flight from Taipei to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. January in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Island
Lantau island
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Aquarium
Ocean Park
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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.
Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang, and get in on the family fun at Olympic Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Beijing takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in January, with highs in Beijing at 3°C and lows at -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

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World heritage site
Mutianyu Great Wall
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World heritage site
The Palace Museum
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World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Change things up with a short trip to Horse Trails Mongolia - Day Treks in Zuunmod (about 42 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandantegchenling Monastery, see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, pause for some photo ops at Zaisan Memorial, and look for gifts at Mongolian Quilting Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar trip maker app.

You can fly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Beijing in January, things will get cooler in Ulaanbaatar: highs are around -17°C and lows about -36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Architectural Building
Gandantegchenling Monastery
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Religious Site
Manzshir Monastery
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Religious Site
Migjid Janraisig Sum
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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.
Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, explore the world behind art at New Tretyakov Gallery, stop by Perlov Tea House, and explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Moscow using our trip planner.

Fly from Ulaanbaatar to Moscow in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Ulaanbaatar Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in January: highs in Moscow hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Red Square
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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: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Smolny Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:
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Must see
The State Hermitage Museum
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Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
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