42 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

42 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

42 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  15​h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Varanasi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Jodhpur, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Luang Prabang, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Sydney, Australia

2
days
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, then admire the striking features of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower). On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaria KLCC, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Kuala Lumpur is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Kuala Lumpur.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
KL Bird Park
Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)

1
day
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Shwedagon Pagoda.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yangon (Rangoon) trip generator.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon (Rangoon) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Myanmar Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yangon (Rangoon), with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Historic Sites
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Yangon (Rangoon).
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Shwedagon Pagoda

1
day
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Pashupatinath Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu tour planner.

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Kathmandu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) in December; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Kathmandu.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Boudhanath Stupa
Swayambhunath Temple
Kathmandu Durbar Square

3
days
Jaipur, India

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Explore hidden gems such as Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind and Birla Mandir Temple. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Fort, steep yourself in history at Jaigarh Fort, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kathmandu in December: high temperatures in Jaipur hover around 30°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Jaipur.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Amber Fort
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

2
days
Agra, India

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, then don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and then admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, expect nights in Agra to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Agra.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

few
hours
Varanasi, India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Varanasi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Agra to Varanasi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Varanasi

Nature Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Varanasi.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Ganges River

3
days
Jodhpur, India

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Change things up with a short trip to Osiyan Mata Temple (Shri Sachchiyay Mataji) in Osian (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: stop by Ganesh Handicrafts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, see the interesting displays at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, and don't miss a visit to Clock Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jodhpur trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Varanasi to Jodhpur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Osiyan Mata Temple (Shri Sachchiyay Mataji)
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Jodhpur.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Ganesh Handicrafts
Mehrangarh Fort
Jaswant Thada

1
day
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then admire the natural beauty at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Jodhpur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in New Delhi.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

3
days
Paris, France

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dôme Sacre Coeur, examine the collection at Musée Rodin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Paris takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi to Paris, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Paris hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Paris.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower

3
days
Budapest, Hungary

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Buda Castle and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, take in the views from Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, and steep yourself in history at Hősök tere.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Budapest reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Budapest.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion
Residence Parliament
Matthias Church

4
days
Venice, Italy

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isola di Burano and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Frari, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Isola di Burano
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Venice.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande
Porta della Carta

5
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza dei Miracoli and Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Battistero & Duomo Pisa) and Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano & Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip generator.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Florence.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazza dei Miracoli
Uffizi Gallery

2
days
Milan, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Milan hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Luang Prabang.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Milan.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo

4
days
Luang Prabang, Laos

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Phou Si and Old Quarter Luang Prabang. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), identify plant and animal life at Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, make a trip to Alms Giving Ceremony, and see the interesting displays at Royal Palace Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luang Prabang trip generator.

Explore your travel options from Milan to Luang Prabang with the Route module. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Milan to Luang Prabang due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in January, expect Luang Prabang to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luang Prabang

Shopping Outdoors Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Luang Prabang.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Luang Prabang Night Market
Mount Phousi

Similar Plans

60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Paris BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Paris BY A USER FROM INDONESIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in United Kingdom, Paris & Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Paris BY A USER FROM GEORGIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Venice BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Venice BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Laos BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Agra BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy, Lech & Lucerne BY A USER FROM MOROCCO September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans