30 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

30 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Paris, France
— 9 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
Train to Gwalior Jn., Fly to Chennai
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Chennai, India
— 5 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Beijing, China
— 5 nights
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Paris, France — 9 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen) and Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, visit Le Marais, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning site.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Agra.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 30:

Agra, India — 3 nights

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Venture out of the city with trips to Firozabad (Vaishnu Devi Mandir & Marsalganj Jain Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Akbar the Great, stop by Rajrani Souvenir Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Temple, and make a trip to Jahangir Mahal.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Agra route site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Agra in 14 hours. Traveling from Paris to Agra, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Agra is much warmer than Paris - with highs of 106°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chennai.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Chennai, India — 5 nights

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Shore Temple and Fort St. George are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Maritime Heritage Museum, &more). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society and take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Mount Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai online trip planner.

Getting from Agra to Chennai by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Agra in May: highs in Chennai hover around 99°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Bangkok.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Bangkok, Thailand — 5 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Grand Palace and Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun). Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Historic City of Ayutthaya, Wat Maha That, &more) and Ancient City (in Samut Prakan). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, take a stroll through Khaosan Road, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Getting from Chennai to Bangkok by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Beijing.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Beijing, China — 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutianyu Great Wall and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), stroll around Temple of Heaven, admire the landmark architecture of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and find something for the whole family at Olympic Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beijing trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Beijing takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Beijing is 1 hour. When traveling from Bangkok in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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