60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Kyzyl, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 15 min
2
Ulan-Ude, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
3
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
4
Hohhot, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Lhasa, China
— 6 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
6
Pelling, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Gangtok, India
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Paro, Bhutan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Thimphu, Bhutan
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
10
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 12 nights
Fly:  45 min
11
Pokhara, Nepal
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
Kyzyl, Russia

Kyzyl
Kyzyl is the capital city of the Tuva Republic, Russia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Dus-Khol, appreciate the history behind Monument to the First Russian Teachers of Tuva Republic, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Kadarchy. On the next day, make a trip to Obelisk Center of Asia, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture the Royal Hunting, and then examine the collection at Republican Museum of Local Lore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyzyl online travel planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kyzyl is an approximately 23- hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Kyzyl, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ulan-Ude.

Things to do in Kyzyl

Nature Parks Museums
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3
nights
Ulan-Ude, Russia

Ulan-Ude ©
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha and Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery). Popular historic sites such as Holy Odigitrievsky Cathedral and Church of the Ascension are in your itinerary. When in Ulan-Ude, make a side trip to see Mineral Springs Khalyuty in Khalyuty, approximately Khalyuty away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Protection Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Ethno Gallery Orda, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of the People of Transbaikalia Culture Gau, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Verkhneudinskiy Kupets.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ulan-Ude holiday maker app.

Explore your travel options from Kyzyl to Ulan-Ude with the Route module. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kyzyl to Ulan-Ude due to the time zone difference. June in Ulan-Ude sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Ulan-Ude

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Zabaykalye Peoples Ethnography Museum, Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Mineral Springs Khalyuty
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Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) ©
Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery)
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha ©
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

5
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National History Museum and Zanabazar Museum of FIne Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Migjid Janraisig Sum and Choijin Lama Temple Museum. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see Off-Road Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aryabal Meditation Temple, and don't miss a visit to Zaisan Memorial.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar. While traveling from Ulan-Ude, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ulaanbaatar, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hohhot.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Tours Outdoors
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National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Migjid Janraisig Sum ©
Migjid Janraisig Sum
Choijin Lama Temple Museum ©
Choijin Lama Temple Museum

2
nights
Hohhot, China

Hohhot ©
Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi, formerly known as Kweisui, is the capital of Inner Mongolia in North China, serving as the region's administrative, economic and cultural centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inner Mongolia Museum and Xilitu Zhao Temple. Get some historical perspective at Dazhao Temple and Heshuo Kejing Princess House. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Qing Princess House and get engrossed in the history at Neimenggu Bowuguan (Inner Mongolia Museum).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hohhot travel route builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ulaanbaatar to Hohhot. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ulaanbaatar in June, with highs in Hohhot at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Hohhot

Historic Sites Museums
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Dazhao Temple ©
Dazhao Temple
Inner Mongolia Museum ©
Inner Mongolia Museum

6
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si). Visit Potala Palace and Drak Yerpa for their historical value. Make the 22nd (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), make a trip to Barkhor Street, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nechung Monastery and Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lhasa trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hohhot to Lhasa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hohhot in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Lhasa, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pelling.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Drak Yerpa ©
Drak Yerpa

3
nights
Pelling, India

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pemayangtse Gompa and Kanchenjunga Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Rabdentse Ruins and Tashiding Monastery. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Khecheopalri Lake, make a trip to Chenrezig Statue, snap pictures at Singshore Bridge Bungee Jumping, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pelling trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lhasa to Pelling. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Lhasa to Pelling. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lhasa in June: highs in Pelling hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gangtok.

Things to do in Pelling

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery
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Rabdentse Ruins ©
Rabdentse Ruins
Chenrezig Statue ©
Chenrezig Statue
Tashiding Monastery ©
Tashiding Monastery

6
nights
Gangtok, India

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ranka Monastery and Enchey Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rumtek Monastery Sikkim and Nathula. The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, wander the streets of MG Marg, make a trip to Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Phensong Monastery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gangtok online vacation planner.

You can drive from Pelling to Gangtok in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Paro.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
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Ranka Monastery ©
Ranka Monastery
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim ©
Rumtek Monastery Sikkim
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery

4
nights
Paro, Bhutan

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rinpung Dzong and Drukgyel Dzong. Get a sense of the local culture at Paro Taktsang and Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyichu Lhakhang, explore the activities along Paro River, appreciate the history behind Dasho Nishioka Chorten, and make a trip to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paro trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Paro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Gangtok to Paro is 0.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paro can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong
Paro Taktsang ©
Paro Taktsang

6
nights
Thimphu, Bhutan

The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Popular historic sites such as Simtokha Dzong and Pangri Zampa Monastery are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at National Institute for Zorig Chusum, admire the landmark architecture of Tango Buddhist College, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chagri Dorjeden Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thimphu tour planner.

Drive from Paro to Thimphu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Simtokha Dzong ©
Simtokha Dzong
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan ©
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

12
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
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.
Swayambhunath Temple and Nyatapola Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kopan Monastery and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore Kathmandu's surroundings by going to ISKCON (in Budhanilkantha) and Bhaktapur (Bhaktapur Durbar Square - www.nepaltourpackage.com, 55 Window Palace, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kathmandu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Thimphu to Kathmandu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Thimphu to Kathmandu is minus 0.2 hours. In July, Kathmandu is a bit warmer than Thimphu - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Patan (Lalitpur), ISKCON, Chilancho
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Kopan Monastery ©
Kopan Monastery
Changu Narayan ©
Changu Narayan
Nyatapola Temple ©
Nyatapola Temple

7
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bindhya Basini Temple and Peace Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Gupteswar Gupha. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gurkha Memorial Museum, admire the sheer force of Devi's Fall, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pokhara road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Tours Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bindhya Basini Temple ©
Bindhya Basini Temple
Gurkha Memorial Museum ©
Gurkha Memorial Museum

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