31 days in Asia, Europe & United States Itinerary

31 days in Asia, Europe & United States Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
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Tokyo, Japan — 2 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba District and National Museum of Western Art. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Abu Dhabi.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
On the 17th (Wed), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with Divers Down, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Abu Dhabi in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Tokyo to Abu Dhabi. In April, Abu Dhabi is much hotter than Tokyo - with highs of 94°F and lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubai.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 19th (Fri), browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall and then admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, then get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, and then browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, visit Trastevere, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Rome takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rome is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in April, with highs in Rome at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 25:

Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation builder.

Getting from Florence to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London online travel planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

New York City, United States — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally visit Times Square. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library and then make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to New York City in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in May; daily highs in New York City reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

United Arab Emirates travel guide

4.2
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.