29 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

29 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h
9
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Halcyon Gallery, Buckingham Palace and Tate Modern. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): shop like a local with Covent Garden and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern and then view the masterpieces at Halcyon Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read London itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Auckland to London. Traveling from Auckland in May, plan for slightly colder nights in London, with lows around 9°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Lyon.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Tate Modern ©
Tate Modern
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Covent Garden ©
Covent Garden

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
You've now added Fourviere Hill to your itinerary. On the 12th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and then stop by La boutique de Mathilde.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lyon day trip site.

Getting from London to Lyon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Lyon. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uetliberg Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, then look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich travel route planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge and Lake Lucerne. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by Altstadt Luzern, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne tour builder tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Museums
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

2
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Airtime Paragliding as well as Lauterbrunnen Village. On the 18th (Tue), glide through the air with Airtime Paragliding and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen online trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Milan on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Adventure
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Airtime Paragliding ©
Airtime Paragliding

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Poldi Pezzoli will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Milan takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Shop till you drop at Ermou Street and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ioannidou Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Eleni Marneri Galerie, and look for gifts at Fall in Art.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens online journey planner.

Getting from Milan to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Athens. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Milan in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Chora Museum. Head to Kapali Carsi and Les Arts Turcs Toursfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, soak in style at Turkish baths, and explore the galleries of Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in May, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Rumeli Fortress ©
Rumeli Fortress

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get some historical perspective at Big Buddha Phuket and Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). Shop till you drop at Patong Inn Art and Royal Armani Suit. Step out of Patong to go to Talat Yai and see Phuket 3D Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, kick back and relax at Karon Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patong Mosque.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Patong takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Istanbul to Patong due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Patong: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Phuket Golf Leisure Co., Ltd., Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket

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