30 days in United States, Europe & Asia Itinerary

30 days in United States, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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30 days in United States, Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Danbury, United States
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  12​h
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Murren, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
9
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
day
Danbury, United States

Danbury ©
Danbury is an unincorporated census-designated place in Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Danbury fast, fun, and easy.

Melbourne, Australia to Danbury is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Danbury is minus 16 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Danbury reach -4°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Danbury

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park ©
Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Selfoss (Volcano Eyjafjallajokull & Kerið), Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Danbury to Reykjavik. Traveling from Danbury to Reykjavik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Reykjavik is a bit warmer than Danbury - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Selfoss, Thingvellir National Park, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Helicopter Tours
Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum ©
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd day trip tool .

Drive from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

7
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris route planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Paris takes 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Blaskogabyggd to Paris. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Blaskogabyggd in January; daily highs in Paris reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 12:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Appenzell trip builder .

Drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In January in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Appenzell

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Urnaesch, Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Kathedrale St.Gallen ©
Kathedrale St.Gallen
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

2
nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Murren planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Murren. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Murren

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Aletsch Glacier
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Allmendhubel ©
Allmendhubel

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt holiday app .

Traveling by train from Murren to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

4
nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple), get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, and admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Beijing in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zermatt to Beijing is 7 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Olympic Park ©
Olympic Park
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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