57 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

57 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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1
Dresden, Germany
— 7 nights
2
Lodz, Poland
— 3 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 16 nights
5
Sapporo, Japan
— 2 nights
6
Hakodate, Japan
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
8
Takamatsu, Japan
— 3 nights
9
Nara, Japan
— 3 nights
10
Toyama, Japan
— 2 nights
11
Nikko, Japan
— 4 nights
12
Mito, Japan
— 1 night
13
Narita, Japan
— 3 nights

7
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get in touch with nature at Saxon Switzerland National Park and City Beach. Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Dresden's surroundings by going to Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf) and Berlin (Friedrichswerdersche Kirche, Brandenburg Gate, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Albertinum, take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), get outside with Schiffsanlegestelle Dresden, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Rollon - Radtouren.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dresden trip planner.

Ludwigshafen to Dresden is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lodz.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm, Saxon Switzerland National Park
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Berliner Dom ©
Berliner Dom

3
nights
Lodz, Poland

Lodz ©
Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Radegast Train Station and Herbst Palace Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Museum of the Independence Traditions in Lodz Radogoszcz Martyrdom Memorial and Central Museum of the Textile Industry. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum SGGW, take a stroll through Piotrkowska Street, appreciate the history behind Fortepian Rubinsteina, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish cemetery lodz.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lodz road trip app.

You can drive from Dresden to Lodz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Lodz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lodz

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Arboretum SGGW
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
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Radegast Train Station ©
Radegast Train Station
Arboretum SGGW ©
Arboretum SGGW

6
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Visiting Hoge Veluwe National Park and Singel will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam visit planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lodz to Amsterdam takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lodz in November: highs in Amsterdam hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoge Veluwe National Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

16
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Take a break from the city and head to The Hawking Centre and Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland, Greystones Farm, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

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Fly from Amsterdam to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in London

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Maidstone, The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 17 — Dec 3:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm, thentake an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), thenexamine the collection at Minapa, and finally examine the collection at Sapporo Beer Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, trek along Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course, thenget great views at Mt. Moiwa, and finally walk around Odori Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo trip maker site.

Getting from London to Sapporo by flight takes about 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Sapporo at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
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Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm ©
Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Sapporo Beer Museum ©
Sapporo Beer Museum

1
night
Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Hakodate Magistrate's Office, thenadmire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, thenexamine the collection at Old British Consulate of Hakodate, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate.

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

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hakodate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Hakodate can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hakodate

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Hakodate Magistrate's Office ©
Hakodate Magistrate's Office
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

3
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Itsukushima Shrine. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hiroshima Museum of Art and Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and appreciate the history behind Monument of the Atomic Bomb Sacrifice Hiroshima.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Hakodate to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Hakodate in December, expect Hiroshima to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Takamatsu, Japan

Takamatsu ©
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ohara Museum of Art and Shikoku Mura Village. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Bizan and Yashima. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takamatsu: Awa Odori Hall (in Tokushima), Kurashiki (Ohashi House, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more) and Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ritsurin Garden, admire the natural beauty at Tamamo Park, admire the masterpieces at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Takamatsu Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Takamatsu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Takamatsu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Tokushima, Otsuka Museum of Art
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Japanese Rural Toy Museum ©
Japanese Rural Toy Museum

3
nights
Nara, Japan

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kasuga Grand Shrine and Kofuku-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Nara side-trips: Koka (Miho Museum & Tanikangama Gallery Tohozan) and Uji (Byodoin, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate the long history of Todaiji Keidaicho, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, and admire the striking features of Nara National Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara trip builder tool.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Nara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nara are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Toyama.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Uji, Koka
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

2
nights
Toyama, Japan

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
On the 17th (Thu), walk around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple, thenadmire the striking features of Former Uchiyama Residence, thencontemplate the long history of Ishikura Machi Emmei Jizo, and finally don't miss a visit to Toyama Castle. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Toyama Gokoku Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Hokugin Galerie Millet, admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Mori Shusui Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at Rakusuitei Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Toyama trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Nara to Toyama by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nara in December; daily highs in Toyama reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Toyama Castle ©
Toyama Castle
Mori Shusui Museum of Art ©
Mori Shusui Museum of Art
Toyama Gokoku Shrine ©
Toyama Gokoku Shrine

4
nights
Nikko, Japan

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Get in touch with nature at Odashirogahara and Kirifuri Highlands Kisuge Plain. Appreciate the collections at Kanaya Hotel History House and Oya History Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Nantai, get to know the fascinating history of Cryptomeria Avenue, stroll through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nikko trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Toyama to Nikko takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Toyama in December, Nikko is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mito.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Oya History Museum
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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Mito, Japan

Mito ©
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Kobuntei, walk around Kairakuen Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Semba Boadwalk, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokiwa Shrine, thentake an in-depth tour of Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kodokan Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mito trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Nikko to Mito in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Mito, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Narita.

Things to do in Mito

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk
Kodokan Park ©
Kodokan Park
Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History ©
Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History

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nights
Narita, Japan

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Get some cultural insight at Yokaren Memorial Hall and Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. Appreciate the collections at Ibaraki Nature Museum and Yokaren Peace Memorial Musuem. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Tsukuba in Tsukuba (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Makata Shrine, don't miss a visit to Great Pagoda of Peace, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando, and stroll around Sakura no yama Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Narita online attractions planner.

Getting from Mito to Narita by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Narita sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ami-machi, Museum of Aeronautical Sciences, Ibaraki Nature Museum, National Museum of Japanese History, Mount Tsukuba
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Museum of Aeronautical Sciences ©
Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Makata Shrine ©
Makata Shrine

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