24 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

24 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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Izmir, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Bursa, Turkey
Drive
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Nara, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive
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Incheon, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly
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Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive
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Jinju, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Drive to Gimhae International Airport, Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Ayutthaya
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly to Phuket International Airport, Drive to Pa Khlok
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Pa Khlok, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive
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Patong, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive
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Choeng Thale, Thailand
— 1 night
Drive to Phuket International Airport, Fly to Baghdad

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Antalya, Turkey

— 1 night
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi and then delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip itinerary planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Antalya is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Baghdad in May, you will find days in Antalya are cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Izmir.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Izmir, Turkey

— 1 night

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 3rd (Mon), walk around Izmir Wild Life Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Izmir route planner.

Fly from Antalya to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Antalya in May; daily highs in Izmir reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Bursa.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
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Bursa, Turkey

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bursa road trip app.

You can fly from Izmir to Bursa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Izmir in May, with highs in Bursa at 26°C and lows at 16°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

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You can drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Ankara, Turkey

— 1 night

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 6th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Ankara Castle, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, appreciate the history behind Equestrian Statue of Kemal Ataturk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, and finally see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, then admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Wall.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Ankara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Tokyo, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Fly from Ankara to Tokyo in 17.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ankara to Tokyo. Traveling from Ankara in May, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Kyoto, Japan

— 1 night
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Start your trip to Kyoto by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Nara, Japan

— 2 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yatadera Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kaidan-do, and finally steep yourself in history at Tegaimon.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Nara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Osaka, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

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You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Osaka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Seoul, South Korea

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, then explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, then take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, and finally admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seoul itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Seoul are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Incheon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Incheon, South Korea

— 1 night
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Incheon trip planner.

Incheon is very close to Seoul. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seoul in May: highs in Incheon hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Busan on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Incheon

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Busan, South Korea

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 15th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, walk around Yongdusan Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach, and finally stroll through Haeundae Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Busan day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Incheon to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. May in Busan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jinju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Jinju, South Korea

— 2 nights
Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. On the 16th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jinyangho Zoo, then see the interesting displays at National Jinju Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Jinjuseong. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Geumhoji, stroll around Gyeongsangnamdo Arboretum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chunggoksa Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jinju online route maker.

Explore your travel options from Busan to Jinju with the Route module. Expect colder weather when traveling from Busan in May: highs in Jinju hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ayutthaya.

Things to do in Jinju

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Ayutthaya, Thailand

— 1 night
Located just east of the famous ruins after which it is named, Ayutthaya provides the setting for a holiday of historical, natural, and cultural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Wat Maha That and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wihan Phramongkhon Bophit.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ayutthaya day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jinju to Ayutthaya. The time zone difference when traveling from Jinju to Ayutthaya is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Jinju in May, things will get much warmer in Ayutthaya: highs are around 41°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ayutthaya

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 1 night

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, then contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a shuttle from Ayutthaya to Bangkok in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Bangkok sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Pa Khlok.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Pa Khlok, Thailand

— 1 night
On the 20th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Bang Pae Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), then relax and rejuvenate at Devlaya Massage, and finally head outdoors with Seastar Andaman.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pa Khlok journey maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok to Pa Khlok. Traveling from Bangkok in May, expect Pa Khlok to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 28°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Patong.

Things to do in Pa Khlok

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Patong, Thailand

— 1 night
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and then browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Patong trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Pa Khlok to Patong in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Patong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Choeng Thale.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Choeng Thale, Thailand

— 1 night
The relatively untouched municipality of Choeng Thale in the Thalang District of Phuket is a burgeoning destination for trekking routes across leafy green forest and jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Banyan Tree Spa Phuket, kick back and relax at Bang Tao Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Napas Art Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Choeng Thale online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Patong to Choeng Thale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Choeng Thale, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Choeng Thale

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.