60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fly + Train:  18​h 45​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Busan, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Jeju, South Korea
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
Train:  3​h
5
Osaka, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Kuching, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
9
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 6 nights
End: Sofia, Bulgaria


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7
nights
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.
Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Paju (The Third Tunnel & DMZ). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Insadong, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seoul online driving holiday planner .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Seoul is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Korea Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seoul when traveling from Sofia in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Paju
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park

6
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Busan: Oedo Botania (in Geoje) and Yeojwacheon Stream (in Changwon). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, and make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Seoul to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oedo Botania, Yeojwacheon Stream
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach

8
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Explore Jeju's surroundings by going to Seogwipo (O'Sulloc Tea Museum & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gwaneumsa Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Jeju online route builder .

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seogwipo, Jeju Olle Trail Routes
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Halla Mountain
Halla Mountain
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

8
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Urayasu (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo planner .

Fly from Jeju to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, Sankeien Gardens, Kōtoku-in, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

7
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, & more) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotonbori, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

8
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Ubud (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, & more), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Pamper yourself for a day on the 8th (Wed) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, let the kids burn off some steam at Peek A Boo, take in the exciting artwork at Nacivet Art Gallery, and stop by Makassi.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denpasar online trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Osaka to Denpasar in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Osaka in August, you will find days in Denpasar are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuching.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Kuta, Ubud, Legian, Tegalalang
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

2
nights
Kuching, Malaysia

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, then see the interesting displays at Cat Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sarawak Orchid Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuching journey app .

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Kuching takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Denpasar in August, you will find days in Kuching are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuching

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Museum ©
Sarawak Museum

6
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Chin Swee Cave Temple (in Genting Highlands) and Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Sat) at Sunway Lagoon. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, stroll through KLCC Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur journey planner .

Getting from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sofia.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chin Swee Cave Temple, Sunway Lagoon, Putra Mosque, Batu Caves
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Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

6
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sofia: Ledenika (in Vratsa) and Rila (Rila Monastery & Rila National Park). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore and take pictures at Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohidski, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, and wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sofia trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sofia in 17 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August; daily highs in Sofia reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rila, Ledenika, Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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