60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ferney-Voltaire, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Amboise, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Versailles, France
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bicester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Noor Mosque, and then see the interesting displays at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Etihad Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Al Shindagha Museum, and then take a stroll through Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip itinerary app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dubai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Dubai, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Dubai: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Attractions like Naval Museum and Haydarpasa Terminal make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sehzade Mehmet Mosque and Galata Mevlevi Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mecidiye Mosque, steep yourself in history at Dolmabahçe Mosque, examine the collection at Pera Museum, and take a stroll through Besiktas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip builder website.

Getting from Dubai to Istanbul by flight takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Farnesina and Ghetto Ebraico. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace and Rione Monti. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: El Pareo (in Marina di San Nicola), Riserva Naturale Regionale Monterano - Canale Monterano (RM) (in Bracciano) and Necropoli della Banditaccia (in Cerveteri). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna E Contemporanea, wander the streets of Quartiere Coppede, and stop by Alfieri Leather Store.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a stroll through Piazza della Repubblica, then see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, then take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, and finally examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, stop by Wine & Cheese shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santo Spirito, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Appreciate the collections at Castello del Catajo and Dalmatian School. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza dei Signori and Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci. Change things up with a short trip to Y-40 The Deep Joy in Montegrotto Terme (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys, wander the streets of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and see the interesting displays at Palazzo Zaguri.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip tool.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in November: highs in Venice hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, then look for gifts at Vivavino Wine Shop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of S. Giovanni in Valle, and finally browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Perini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di San Rocchetto, then contemplate the long history of Arca di Cangrande I, then make a trip to Santa Maria Antica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Sant'Eufemia.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Verona online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di S. Andrea Apostolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and finally stop by Riccardi Il Cioccolato di Riccardi Mauro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soak in style at Turkish baths, appreciate the extensive heritage of Torino Centro Storico, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Palazzo Barolo.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Turin road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Verona to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Turin sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and Studio Museo Francesco Messina will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio and Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Carmine, test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta, and examine the collection at Museo San Fedele.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planning website.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Como.
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Como, Italy — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, then head outdoors with Walking Tour Bellagio - Lake of Como, then shop like a local with Original Watercolors di Masits Agnes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Didattico della Seta, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Carpoforo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario SS. Crocifisso, and finally get engrossed in the history at Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Como itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Como are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Artrust SA, get curious at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, then explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and finally stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lugano trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Como to Lugano in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, and then take a leisurely stroll along Nadelwehr. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Historisches Museum Luzern, kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, and then stop by Laderach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucerne online route planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in November, expect nights in Lucerne to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 30th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark and then identify plant and animal life at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then stop by Matte, and then make a trip to Bundesplatz.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken road trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts and Palais De Rumine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Barbier-Mueller and Fondation Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient. Take a break from Geneva with a short trip to Esplanade de Montbenon in Lausanne, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul, stop by La Chocolaterie de Geneve, examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva online route planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Interlaken in December, expect Geneva to be somewhat warmer, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ferney-Voltaire.
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Ferney-Voltaire, France — 1 night

Ferney-Voltaire is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.It lies between the Jura mountains and the Swiss border and forms part of the metropolitan area of Geneva.HistoryFerney was first noted in 14th-century Burgundian registers as "Fernex." Four centuries later, however, Voltaire changed the "x" to a "y" due to the excessive number of towns in the region with names ending in "x," such as Maconnex, Saconnex, Gex, Versonnex, Ornex.During Voltaire's reign over Ferney in the second part of the 18th century, the town saw rapid expansion. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at La Salle, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle de la Haute Chaine du Jura, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Mourex.

To plan Ferney-Voltaire vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Ferney-Voltaire is just a short distance from Geneva. In December, daily temperatures in Ferney-Voltaire can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Visit Eglise St. Maurice and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre for their historical value. Kids will enjoy YAKAPEDALER and Conservatoire Art et Histoire. Take a break from Annecy with a short trip to Resonance Canyon in Saint-Baudille-de-la-Tour, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ile des Cygnes, indulge in some personalized pampering at Cle du Bien Etre, take in the waterfront at Le Paquier, and snap pictures at Pont Perriere.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Annecy online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ferney-Voltaire to Annecy takes an hour. Traveling from Ferney-Voltaire in December, expect nights in Annecy to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eglise Sainte-Croix and La Vieille Eglise Saint-Vincent Merignac. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau) and Eglise St Louis des Chartrons. Go for a jaunt from Bordeaux to Leognan to see Chateau Leognan about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Catholique Du Sacre Coeur, take a peaceful walk through Ecosite du Bourgailh, take a stroll through Port de la Lune, and relax and rejuvenate at Cocoon'in.

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

You can fly from Annecy to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Annecy in December, Bordeaux is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amboise.
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Amboise, France — 3 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Chateau de Meung sur Loire and Chapelle Saint-Hubert will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Valencay and Eglise Saint-Etienne. Change things up with these side-trips from Amboise: Cite Medievale (in Mennetou-sur-cher), Musee automobile MATRA (in Romorantin-Lanthenay) and Spa Deep Nature - Domaine des Hauts de Bruyeres (in Chaumont-sur-Tharonne). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Conservatoire de la Confiserie, stop by Amicalement Vin, and stroll through Parc Plage de Montrichard.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amboise online trip maker.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Amboise in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee du Parfum - Fragonard and Grande Galerie de l'Evolution. Bring the kids along to Memorial De La Shoah and National Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, wander the streets of 7eme Arrondissement, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul Saint-Louis, and get engrossed in the history at National Archives.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Getting from Amboise to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Versailles.
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Versailles, France — 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 18th (Sun), stop by L'adresse gourmande, then contemplate the long history of Collegiale Notre-Dame de Poissy, then get engrossed in the history at L'Aventure Automobile a Poissy – CAAPY, and finally take a stroll through Quartier Saint-Louis.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Versailles trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Highgate Cemetery and Charles Dickens Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Cathedral and Somerset House. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Sir John Soane's Museum, examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, and make a trip to Regent Street.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read London trip maker.

Traveling by train from Versailles to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Versailles to London due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at John Wesley's New Room, and then contemplate the long history of Blaise Hamlet.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bath online vacation maker.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bicester.
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Bicester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bicester is a town and civil parish in the Cherwell district of northeastern Oxfordshire in England.This historic market centre is one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Island Pond Wood, tour the pleasant surroundings at Garth Park, and then stop by Jaffe and Neale Bookshop and Cafe. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cotswold Cricket Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bicester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bicester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National War Museum of Scotland and Museum on the Mound. Attractions like The Museum of Edinburgh and Carson Clark Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Dunfermline to see Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hopetoun House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Priory Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Canongate Kirk, and kick back and relax at Portobello Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary maker.

Fly from Bicester to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 1 night

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Shrine and Parish Church of All Saints North Street, admire the landmark architecture of Parish of All Saints' Pavement, then browse the exhibits of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, York UK, and finally look for gifts at The Yorkshire Soap Company.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read York online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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