35 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Gimpo International Airport, Drive to Incheon
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Incheon, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive to Gimpo International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ventimiglia, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Incheon, South Korea — 1 night

The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sinpo International Market.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Incheon online attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Incheon is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Incheon is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Incheon reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 8th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally walk around Vondelpark.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Incheon to Amsterdam with the Route module. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Incheon in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Stockholm.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Stockholm, Sweden — 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet and then see the interesting displays at Skansen. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, have fun and explore at Junibacken, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at ABBA The Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planning tool.

Fly from Paris to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Stockholm is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel route planning tool.

Getting from Stockholm to Barcelona by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Stockholm in December, plan for much warmer days in Barcelona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ventimiglia.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Ventimiglia, Italy — 8 nights

Ventimiglia is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia. Change things up with these side-trips from Ventimiglia: Parrocchia di S. Giovanni Battista (in Andora), Parrocchia San Matteo (in Laigueglia) and Budello di Alassio (in Alassio). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Porto Maurizio, contemplate the long history of Cappella di San Francesco, see some colorful creatures with Pianeta Blu Diving Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Ventimiglia online attractions planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Ventimiglia in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

On the 24th (Sat), stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and finally make a trip to Palau Guell.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can drive from Ventimiglia to Barcelona in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Plan my day in Edinburgh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Leeds.
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Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Leeds, United Kingdom — 1 day

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armouries Museum, then look for gifts at Little Leeds Beerhouse, then walk around Roundhay Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Leeds travel route planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Leeds in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Leeds sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh planner.

Take a train from Leeds to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aberdeen.
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Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around David Welch Winter Gardens, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then take in the views from Wellington Suspension Bridge.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aberdeen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Aberdeen, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Parks · Fun & Games
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Free North Church.

To plan Inverness vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

Explore Edinburgh further: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip website.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Belfast.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Belfast sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and finally don't miss a visit to The Spire. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, and finally appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

On the 6th (Fri), take a stroll through The Jordaan and then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Fly from Dublin to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

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.
On the 8th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online vacation planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. In January, Kuala Lumpur is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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