43 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

43 days in Asia, South Pacific & Europe Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
3
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
4
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
5
Irkutsk, Russia
— 3 nights
6
Novosibirsk, Russia
— 4 nights
7
Yekaterinburg, Russia
— 5 nights
8
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
— 4 nights
9
Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights

5
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Jurong Bird Park, shop like a local with Orchard Road, and visit Chinatown.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Singapore driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Singapore, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Singapore at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore

6
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Melbourne takes 10.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and contemplate the long history of Temple of Heaven.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing holiday maker website.

Getting from Melbourne to Beijing by flight takes about 15 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Beijing to be colder, temps between 5°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

3
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Ulaanbaatar is known for museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, get engrossed in the history at National History Museum, appreciate the history behind Zaisan Memorial, and fly down the slopes at Sky Resort.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Ulaanbaatar is colder than Beijing - with highs of -17°C and lows of -36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square
National History Museum ©
National History Museum

3
nights
Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
When in Irkutsk, make a side trip to see Dormition of the Mother of God Temple in Angarsk, approximately Angarsk away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, make a trip to Sts. Nicholas and Innocent Temple, view the masterpieces at Gallery of V. Bronshteyn, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sign.

Plan my day in Irkutsk using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in January since evenings lows in Irkutsk dip to -27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Cape Skriper, Dormition of the Mother of God Temple, Church of Our Lady of Kazan, Lake Baikal
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Church of Our Lady of Kazan ©
Church of Our Lady of Kazan
Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Cape Skriper
Cape Skriper

4
nights
Novosibirsk, Russia

Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Novosibirsk is known for zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, find something for the whole family at Wonder Park Galileo, see the interesting displays at Museum of History and Development of Zheleznodorozhny District, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Glinka.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Novosibirsk road trip planning app.

Getting from Irkutsk to Novosibirsk by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Standard Time (IRKT) to Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT) is minus 1 hour. January in Novosibirsk sees daily highs of -15°C and lows of -24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Museums · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Spas
Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo

5
nights
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yekaterinburg: Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God (in Kamensk-Uralsky) and Verhnyaya Pyshma (Verkhnyaya Pyshma Historical Museum & The Temple in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Museum of military vehicles and other machinery, UMMC, make a trip to Chertovo Gorodische, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Nativity, and appreciate the history behind Memorial to the Unknown Victims of Prisons and War Camps GULAG.

Before you visit Yekaterinburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Yekaterinburg can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Verhnyaya Pyshma, Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Visotsky Business Center Lookout ©
Visotsky Business Center Lookout
Iset Tower ©
Iset Tower

4
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Explore Nizhny Novgorod's surroundings by going to St. Nichola's Holy Trinity Monastery (in Gorokhovets) and Makaryev Monastery (in Makaryevo). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, appreciate the history behind Monument to Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev, and admire the landmark architecture of State Bank.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod route planner.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Nizhny Novgorod in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Nizhny Novgorod due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yekaterinburg in January; daily highs in Nizhny Novgorod reach -8°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

St. Nichola's Holy Trinity Monastery, Makaryev Monastery
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

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nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Red Square, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, and make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Moscow itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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