31 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

31 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 4 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
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Banda Aceh, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Alofi, Niue
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Llandudno, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Conwy Castle and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Caernarfon Castle and South Stack Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Llandudno to Llanberis to see National Slate Museum about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Llandudno online visit planner.

Chicago, USA to Llandudno is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in May, with highs in Llandudno at 58°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bruges tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Llandudno to Bruges takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Llandudno to Bruges. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, examine the collection at Atomium, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

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You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Split and Wine Tours & Tastings. Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Marjan Park and take a stroll through Riva Harbor.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Split trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Split takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in May, with highs in Split at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 4 nights

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Church of Saint Blaise. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walls of Dubrovnik and Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Old Town). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, examine the collection at War Photo Limited, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Pile Gate.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ayia Napa.
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus — 2 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Othello Castle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Profitis Elias. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Konnos Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Makronissos Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ayia Napa trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Ayia Napa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubrovnik to Ayia Napa is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in May: highs in Ayia Napa hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 4 nights

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos and Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul. Discover out-of-the-way places like Agios Neophytos Monastery and The House of Dionysus. Get out of town with these interesting Paphos side-trips: Limassol City (Kourion & Kolossi Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, delve into the distant past at Panagia of Sintis, and see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paphos trip site.

Traveling by car from Ayia Napa to Paphos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Beijing.
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Beijing, China — 3 nights

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and then get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bell and Drum Towers and then see Mutianyu Great Wall.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beijing road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paphos to Beijing takes 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paphos to Beijing is 6 hours. While traveling from Paphos, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Banda Aceh.
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Banda Aceh, Indonesia — 3 nights

The relaxed, relatively peaceful atmosphere and viable tourism industry in Banda Aceh attests to the city's resilience in rebuilding after over 160,000 people were killed in the 2004 tsunami.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rahmatullah Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baitul Musyahadah Mosque and then explore the galleries of PLTD Apung 1.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Banda Aceh vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beijing to Banda Aceh. Traveling from Beijing to Banda Aceh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in May: high temperatures in Banda Aceh hover around 91°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alofi.
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Alofi, Niue — 2 nights

Alofi is the capital of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Niue, which is located within the Realm of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Taoga Niue Museum and then stroll through Limu Pools.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alofi tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Banda Aceh to Alofi. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Niue Time (NUT), which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Banda Aceh in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alofi: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Wales travel guide

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Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Cyprus travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.
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China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.
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Sumatra travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Sumatra, the largest island wholly in Indonesia, embraces wildness to the point that the region is steeped in myths and legends. Jungles here teem with orangutans, tigers, rhinos, and elephants, while smoldering volcanoes create an otherworldly environment. In the towns, cultural landmarks of religious and historical importance sit alongside new feats of impressive engineering, entertainment attractions, and tourist-focused shopping districts.
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Niue travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Walking Areas
One of the world's tiniest independent nations, Niue packs plenty of appeal for bold explorers. A trip to Niue reveals rugged terrain--you'll need a good pair of hiking boots to climb and walk to some of the island's top attractions. Guided tours abound, but you can always rent a motorcycle of bicycle and set off on your own. If you're into active vacations, consider making your holiday in Niue all about caving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, or kayaking.
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