27 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

27 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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27 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— Few hours
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
9
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 15​min
11
Amman, Jordan
— Few hours
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Izmir, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker website .

Izmir to Istanbul is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Izmir in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

1
night
Amman, Jordan

Amman
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amman tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Amman takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Amman due to the time zone difference. In April, Amman is somewhat warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. On the 30th (Tue), you're off toBangkok.

Things to do in Amman

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), then explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bangkok travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Bangkok in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Amman to Bangkok, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amman in April, with highs in Bangkok at 41°C and lows at 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Spas Tours
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

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nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Take a break from the city and head to Lantau Island and Turtle Cove Beach. Hong Kong Museum of History and Ruins of St. Paul's are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Casino at Venetian Macao in Macau (about 1h 30 min away). Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), contemplate the long history of Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple), and don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Bangkok to Hong Kong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok to Hong Kong, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bangkok, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Macau
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Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul's
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

4
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 Dotonbori. Get some historical perspective at Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Osaka takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Hong Kong to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in May; daily highs in Osaka reach 29°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nara
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey planner.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba and Imperial Palace. Popular historic sites such as Sensō-ji and Tokyo National Museum are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stroll through Ueno Zoo, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Visiting Batu Caves and Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia will get you outdoors. Chinatown and National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, tee off at K's Island Golf Academy Malaysia, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and walk around KLCC Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in May, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Big Buddha Phuket and The Phuket Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) (in Chalong) and Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patong Mosque, kick back and relax at Freedom Beach, and don't miss a visit to Bangla Road.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Patong day trip planning website .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Patong by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Patong due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Karon, Phuket Town, Nai Harn Beach
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok
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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Patong in May, things will get a bit warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 41°C and lows about 32°C. You will leave for Amman on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater and then contemplate the long history of The Citadel.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amman journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Amman takes 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Bangkok in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Amman, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and then take a stroll through Istiklal Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Istanbul route planner.

Getting from Amman to Istanbul by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amman in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Istiklal Street ©
Istiklal Street

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