59 days in Europe, United States, Mexico, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

59 days in Europe, United States, Mexico, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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59 days in Europe, United States, Mexico, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
8
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
9
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
11
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
12
Coron, Philippines
— 1 day
+2
Fly + subway + train:  6​h 45​min
13
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
15
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
16
Isfahan, Iran
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
17
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
18
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
19
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
20
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Edmonton, Canada

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), look for all kinds of wild species at Kinderboerderij Gliphoeve, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route builder website .

Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in March, expect Amsterdam to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Thu), make a trip to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then stop by Juliette's Artisanale Koekenbakkerij, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Bruges are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux) and Chocolate Nation (in Antwerp). The adventure continues: make a trip to Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels travel planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chocolate Nation, La Roche-aux-Faucons
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and The Paris Catacombs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some historical perspective at Palais Lascaris and St Nicholas Cathedral. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Le Lavandou) and Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planning tool .

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, Parc des Rives du Loup, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Base Nature Francois Leotard
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Parc des Rives du Loup ©
Parc des Rives du Loup
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, cast your line with a fishing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Del Garraf.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Camino de Ronda, Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Catedral Primada & Museo de Santa Cruz) and Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, identify plant and animal life at Faunia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Kuna Iberica
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning site .

You can fly from Madrid to New York City in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Madrid to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in March: high temperatures in New York City hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. Change things up with a short trip to Teotihuacan Pyramids in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip builder site .

Getting from New York City to Mexico City by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Juan Teotihuacan
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island for their historical value. Step out of San Francisco to go to Santa Rosa and see Safari West, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at de Young Museum, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Mexico City to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Safari West
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Sydney, Australia

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker app .

Fly from San Francisco to Sydney in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Kurrajong Radio Museum, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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Coron, Philippines

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Parish Church and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coron day trip planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Coron in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Coron, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Coron

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
San Agustin Parish Church ©
San Agustin Parish Church

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): wander the streets of Ximending, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Coron to Taipei takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Ximending
Ximending
Hsing Tian Kong ©
Hsing Tian Kong

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Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, then wander the streets of Insadong, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, contemplate the long history of Jongmyo Shrine, then don't miss a visit to N Seoul Tower, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Taipei to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taipei in April, you will find days in Seoul are little chillier (20°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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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.
Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), look for all kinds of wild species at Yudushan Scenic Resort, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and find something for the whole family at Olympic Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Beijing is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Seoul in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vank Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isfahan trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Isfahan takes 18.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Beijing to Isfahan. In April in Isfahan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums
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Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Topkapi Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Istanbul Modern. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Isfahan to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Isfahan in April, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, then see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Moscow in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in April; daily highs in Moscow reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites
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Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost). Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn are in your itinerary. National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Copenhagen to Birkerod to see Fuglereservat Vaserne about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kalvebod Fælled, don't miss a visit to Stroeget, get impressive views of Van Dijks Adventure, and see the interesting displays at Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen attractions website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Copenhagen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fuglereservat Vaserne
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Kalvebod Fælled ©
Kalvebod Fælled
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
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