43 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

43 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Strasbourg
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Grasse, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Backstreet Osaka Tours as well as Eat Osaka. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then learn and have fun at Eat Osaka, then let your taste buds guide you at Backstreet Osaka Tours, and finally stop by Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osaka route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Osaka at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ippodo Tea Kyoto. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online journey planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Ginza Itoya Hontren. Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum and Kanda Myojin will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: stop by Ueno District, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 20th (Mon), wander the streets of La Petite France. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of La Neustadt.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Tokyo to Strasbourg in 16.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tokyo to Strasbourg. Expect slightly colder evenings in Strasbourg when traveling from Tokyo in June, with lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Le Marais and Musee De Cluny. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Manoir de Gisson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Sacerdos.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Port de la Lune and Chateau Pape Clement. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Aquitaine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux online trip planner.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Grasse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Grasse, France

— 4 nights
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. Explore hidden gems such as Musee Fragonard and Maison Duplanteur. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence and Cathedrale Notre Dame du Puy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grasse trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Grasse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bordeaux in July since evenings lows in Grasse dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Milan.

Things to do in Grasse

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Milan, Italy

— 5 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.
Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano and Villa Necchi Campiglio will appeal to museum buffs. Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grasse to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse the different shops at RathausGalerien, browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck driving holiday planner.

Drive from Milan to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Milan in July, things will get slightly colder in Innsbruck: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salzburg Cathedral and St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Fortress Hohensalzburg and Toy Museum - Bürgerspital will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, head outdoors with Fuschlsee Rundweg, and get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg holiday planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Explore hidden gems such as Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Graben and Kohlmarkt. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hofburg and Augustinerkirche. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, and get engrossed in the history at Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.