27 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

27 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
3
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights


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4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and National Museum of Western Art. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Mt. Takao in Hachioji--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takao
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji and Kamogawa River. Visiting Mt. Kurama and Otomegaike Pond will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Kaizu Osaki (in Takashima), Wakasa History Museum (in Obama) and Miho Museum (in Koka). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mikage Shrine, examine the collection at Kyoto Railway Museum, explore the activities along Lake Biwa, and look for gifts at Ajari Mochi Hompo Mangetsu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto day trip tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Takashima, Lake Biwa, Wakasa History Museum, Miho Museum
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Kamogawa River ©
Kamogawa River
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Osaka Castle and Mint Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Yoshino and Mt. Koya. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koya-cho (Koyasan Reihokan Museum, Miedo Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Dotombori District, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and make a trip to Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Osaka sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Mt. Yoshino
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Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Arundel Castle and Gardens and Westminster Abbey for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Zimmer Stewart Gallery. Explore London's surroundings by going to Brighton (North Laine & Gustamps), Anglesey Abbey (in Lode) and Ely Cathedral (in Ely). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Osaka to London by flight takes about 16.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to London is minus 9 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Osaka in May, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Arundel, Brighton and Hove, Anglesey Abbey, Ely Cathedral
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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Anglesey Abbey ©
Anglesey Abbey
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, examine the collection at Appartement-Atelier de Le Corbusier, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visiting Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and Strand Camperduin will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaanse Schans and De Hoge Berg. Venture out of the city with trips to Callantsoog Beach (in Callantsoog), Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee) and het strand van Bergen aan Zee (in Bergen aan Zee). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Park Merwestein and get to know the resident critters at Reptile House De Aarde Breda.

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Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Park Merwestein, Strand Camperduin, Callantsoog Beach, Reptile House De Aarde Breda, Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden

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