55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Brezno, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Brunico, Italy
— 5 nights
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Saint-Martin-d'Heres, France
— 2 nights
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Coventry, United Kingdom
— 12 nights
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Train to London Euston, Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Oslo
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Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 6 nights
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Cesis, Latvia
— 5 nights
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Drive to Riga International Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Kutchan-cho
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Kutchan-cho, Japan
— 5 nights
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Savonlinna Airport, Drive to Imatra
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Imatra, Finland
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Brezno, Slovakia — 2 nights

Brezno is a town in central Slovakia, with a population of 21,534 (2013).GeographyBrezno is located within the Horehronské podolie basin. Let the collections at Open-air Museum of Liptov Village in Pribylina and The Manor House Betliar capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brezno: Narodny park Muranska planina (in Muran), Castle/ Hrad Somoska (in Siatorska Bukovinka) and Natural park in Betliar (in Betliar). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Ski Resort Tale.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brezno online trip itinerary builder.

Zakopane, Poland to Brezno is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Postojna.
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Postojna, Slovenia — 4 nights

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Popular historic sites such as Predjama Castle and Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama and Hg Smeltery. Explore Postojna's surroundings by going to Gewerkenegg Castle (in Idrija) and Snežnik Castle (in Stari Trg pri Lozu). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, appreciate the views at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, and see the interesting displays at Pivka Park of Military History.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Postojna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Brezno to Postojna takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Brunico.
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Brunico, Italy — 5 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at La Citta vecchia di Brunico and LUMEN - Museum of Mountain Photography. You'll explore and learn at Museum Maranatha and Maso dello Speck - Da Tito. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brunico: Bressanone (Duomo di Bressanone, Hofburg Brixen Bressanone, &more), Kloster Neustift (in Varna) and Mineralis Museo dei minerali (in Campo Tures).

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brunico itinerary planner.

You can drive from Postojna to Brunico in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Postojna in January, you will find days in Brunico are slightly colder (1°C), and nights are about the same (-6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Martin-d'Heres.
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Saint-Martin-d'Heres, France — 2 nights

Saint-Martin-d'Hères is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.It is the largest suburb of the city of Grenoble and is adjacent to it on the east.HistoryThe commune was created around 1100 where the church of St. Popular historic sites such as Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Myans and Domaine de Vizille are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Musee Hebert and Parc du Chateau de Vizille. Venture out of the city with trips to Dome Des Sens (in Crolles), Musee de la Revolution Francaise (in Vizille) and Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Chateau de Bon Repos and hit the slopes at Les 7 Laux.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Martin-d'Heres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brunico to Saint-Martin-d'Heres takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brunico in January, with highs in Saint-Martin-d'Heres at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Coventry.
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Coventry, United Kingdom — 12 nights

Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. Chatsworth House and Gloucester Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Warwick Castle and Blists Hill Victorian Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Royal Air Force Museum Midlands (in Shifnal), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Gloucester (Llanthony Secunda Priory & Gloucester Docks). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, examine the collection at The Coventry Music Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coventry driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint-Martin-d'Heres to Coventry takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint-Martin-d'Heres to Coventry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 7 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Let the collections at Fram Museum and Vigeland Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Oslomarka and Holmenkollen Ski Museum. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, examine the collection at Munch, take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Coventry to Oslo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coventry to Oslo is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coventry in January since evenings lows in Oslo dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 6 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gate of Dawn and St. Anne's Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gediminas Castle Tower and Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vilnius: Kaunas (Ninth Fort, Kaunas Castle, &more) and Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai). There's much more to do: visit Vilnius Old Town, take a stroll through Uzupis, admire the landmark architecture of Vilnius Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Tsekh Vilnius.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Vilnius in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vilnius, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cesis.
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Cesis, Latvia — 5 nights

Cēsis, is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland. You'll explore and learn at Burning Conscience and Turaida Museum Reserve. Visit Cesis Medieval Castle and Christ Transfiguration Orthodox Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Cesis side-trips: Live Silver Museum (in Limbazi), Sigulda (Sigulda Evangelic Lutheran Church, Turaida Lutheran Church, &more) and Munchhausen Landgut Dunte (in Salacgriva). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at ZINOO Cesis, take in the dramatic scenery at Ieriku Dzirnavas, hit the slopes at Camping Zagarkalns, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ligatnes Nature Trails.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cesis trip maker tool.

You can drive from Vilnius to Cesis in 5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cesis can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kutchan-cho.
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Kutchan-cho, Japan — 5 nights

Kutchan-cho's reputation rests on two things: skiing and potatoes.
Visit Tomioka Catholic Church and The Site of Temiya Line for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Glass Studio in Otaru and Otaru Museum, Bank of Japan. Change things up with these side-trips from Kutchan-cho: Otaru (Okusawa Watersource Staircase Spillway Channel, Otaru Orgel Museum 2nd Building Antique, &more) and Keiyu Nishimura Museum of Art (in Kyowa-cho). There's much more to do: do some two-wheel cruising with White Isle Niseko, head outdoors with Niseko Village Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU, and stop by Rhythm Base, Hirafu.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kutchan-cho trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Cesis to Kutchan-cho with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Imatra.
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Imatra, Finland — 1 night

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then stop by Imatran Kalatalo, then admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and finally learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kutchan-cho to Imatra with the Route module. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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