55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Monchengladbach, Germany
— 1 night
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and The British Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay), Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

Marseille, France to London is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in November: high temperatures in London hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Leeds.
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Leeds, United Kingdom — 5 nights

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and Royal Armouries Museum. Popular historic sites such as Chatsworth House and York City Walls are in your itinerary. Explore Leeds' surroundings by going to Holly Hagg Community Farm (in Sheffield), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and St Anne's Church, Baslow (in Baslow). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, look for gifts at Little Leeds Beerhouse, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Thackray Museum of Medicine.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Leeds day trip site.

Traveling by flight from London to Leeds takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in November: highs in Leeds hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Begijnhof. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk), Hulshorsterzand (in Hulshorst) and Haarlem (Teylers Museum & Frans Hals Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Leeds to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Leeds to Amsterdam is 1 hour. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Madurodam, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Prinsenhof Delft.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our The Hague visit planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in The Hague, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 20th (Mon), gain insight at World Heritage Kinderdijk, enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, then see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and finally examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from The Hague to Rotterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 6 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke), Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Ghent City Center, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bruges route planner.

Getting from Rotterdam to Bruges by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Abbaye de la Cambre. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Atomium, shop like a local with BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels tour planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.
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Liege, Belgium — 3 nights

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Coteaux de la Citadelle and 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne. Visit Mardasson Memorial and Citadelle de Dinant for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy), Citadelle (Citadel) (in Namur) and Bastogne War Museum (in Bastogne). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tresor de Liege, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Jacques, and admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Liege online itinerary planner.

Drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monchengladbach.
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Monchengladbach, Germany — 1 night

Mönchengladbach, formerly known as München-Gladbach is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Plan my day in Monchengladbach using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Liege to Monchengladbach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Monchengladbach, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Gelsenkirchen.
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gelsenkirchen trip builder app.

Drive from Monchengladbach to Gelsenkirchen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Munich on the 5th (Tue).
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Munich, Germany — 5 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kaiserburg Nurnberg and Albrecht Durer's House. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Nuremberg (Toy Museum & St. Lorenz Church). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munich journey planning app.

Getting from Gelsenkirchen to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 3 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Sophia's Cathedral and Golden Gate. Visit The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Volodymyr's Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, get where you need to go with Kiev Funicular, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, and see the interesting displays at Software and Computer Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Munich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kyiv (Kiev), ranging from highs of 2°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Yerevan.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Yerevan, Armenia — 3 nights

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
The Monastery of Geghard and Garni Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Cafesjian Center for the Arts and History Museum of Armenia capture your imagination. Step out of Yerevan to go to Lusarat and see Khor Virap, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, pause for some photo ops at Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia, make a trip to Republic Square, and get engrossed in the history at Wine History Museum Of Armenia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Yerevan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Yerevan due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yerevan when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in December, with lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tbilisi.
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Tbilisi, Georgia — 4 nights

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jvari Church and Uplistsiche Cave Town. Do some cultural sightseeing at Photography Tours and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Take a break from Tbilisi with a short trip to Stalin Museum in Gori, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tbilisi visit planning website.

Drive from Yerevan to Tbilisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Baku.
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Baku, Azerbaijan — 5 nights

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gobustan State Reserve and Baku Old City. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alley of Martyrs and Taza Pir Mosque. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Tbilisi to Baku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Mon).
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