50 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

50 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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50 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Beijing, China
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 4 nights
Train:  22​h 45​min
5
Irkutsk, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  27​h
6
Novosibirsk, Russia
— 5 nights
Train:  18​h 15​min
7
Yekaterinburg, Russia
— 5 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
8
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
— 6 nights
Train:  4​h
9
Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Hanoi is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Quarter, contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hanoi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
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Walking tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

5
nights
Shanghai, China

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shanghai: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Suzhou (The Classical Gardens of Suzhou & Tongli Town). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple.

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Getting from Hanoi to Shanghai by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Shanghai are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town
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Walking tours
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

6
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: get outside with Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and get in on the family fun at Olympic Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in May, Beijing is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
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, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Statue Complex, make a trip to Zaisan Memorial, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Beijing in June; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square
National History Museum ©
National History Museum

4
nights
Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Venture out of the city with trips to Listvyanka (Nerpinary & Baikal Limnological Museum) and Taltsy Museum (in Taltsy). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, make a trip to Memorial Eternal Flame, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of The Epiphany.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Irkutsk itinerary site .

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Irkutsk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Listvyanka, Taltsy Museum, Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Pribaikalskiy National Park ©
Pribaikalskiy National Park
Taltsy Museum ©
Taltsy Museum

5
nights
Novosibirsk, Russia

Novosibirsk ©
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, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Novosibirsk Zoo, find something for the whole family at Wonder Park Galileo, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Laboratory Mice, and make a trip to Boris Bogatkov Statue.

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You can fly from Irkutsk to Novosibirsk in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Irkutsk Time to Novosibirsk Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Novosibirsk, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Aquapark Akvamir ©
Aquapark Akvamir
Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Glory monument ©
Glory monument

5
nights
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yekaterinburg: Victory Park (in Beryozovsky), Kamensk-Uralsky (Volkovskaya Dam & Rapid Revun) and Monitoring And Rehabilitation Center For Predatory Birds Kholzan (in Kashino). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at V. Vysotskiy Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Passengers, don't miss a visit to Embankment of Working Youth, and explore the activities along Weir on river Iset.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yekaterinburg day trip planning site .

Getting from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg is minus 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Yekaterinburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kamensk-Uralsky, Monitoring And Rehabilitation Center For Predatory Birds Kholzan, Victory Park
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Park Turbomotornogo Zavoda ©
Park Turbomotornogo Zavoda
Visotsky Business Center Lookout ©
Visotsky Business Center Lookout
Ganina Yama Monastery ©
Ganina Yama Monastery

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nizhny Novgorod: St. Nichola's Holy Trinity Monastery (in Gorokhovets), Priklonskiye-Rukavishnikovy Estate (in Podvyazye) and Makaryev Monastery (in Makaryevo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and admire the landmark architecture of State Bank.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip maker website .

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Nizhny Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Nizhny Novgorod. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Makaryev Monastery, St. Nichola's Holy Trinity Monastery, Priklonskiye-Rukavishnikovy Estate
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

5
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.
Take a break from Moscow with a short trip to FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex in Sharapovo, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip planner .

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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