14 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

14 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly + bus:  3​h
1
Tehran, Iran
— 1 day
train:  11​h
2
Yazd, Iran
— 1 day
train:  18​h
3
Tabriz, Iran
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
5
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Vanadzor, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
7
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Beirut, Lebanon

1
day
Tehran, Iran

Tehran
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tehran day trip planning website .

Beirut, Lebanon to Tehran is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Tehran due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in January, expect Tehran to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Yazd.

Things to do in Tehran

Tours Parks Museums

1
day
Yazd, Iran

Yazd
Step back in time as you explore the ancient UNESCO World Heritage city of Yazd, a desert town known for its distinct Persian architecture style, punctuated by mud-brick buildings, wind towers, domed ice houses, and water reservoirs.
To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yazd day trip planning app .

Getting from Tehran to Yazd by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tehran in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yazd: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 2°C at night. You'll set off for Tabriz on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Yazd

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

2
nights
Tabriz, Iran

Tabriz
The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kandovan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Poets Tomb (Maqbaratol Shoara), and finally stroll through Khaqani Park.

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Fly from Isfahan to Tabriz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Isfahan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tabriz, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tabriz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kandovan
Kandovan
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz
Poets Tomb (Maqbaratol Shoara) ©
Poets Tomb (Maqbaratol Shoara)

2
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Baku Olympic Stadium, then contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then delve into the distant past at Ateshgah - Fire Temple, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baku day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tabriz to Baku. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tabriz in January since evenings lows in Baku dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Heydar Aliyev Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Center

1
night
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rike Park as well as Mutso. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Mutso and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rike Park.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Tbilisi road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Baku to Tbilisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baku in January since evenings lows in Tbilisi dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vanadzor.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mutso
Highlights from your plan
Rike Park ©
Rike Park
Mutso ©
Mutso

1
night
Vanadzor, Armenia

Vanadzor ©
Vanadzor, is the third-largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Lori Province in the northern part of the country. Mount Aragats has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, delve into the distant past at Ardvi Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, then explore the ancient world of Lori Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark, then explore the ancient world of Hnevank Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vanadzor trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Tbilisi to Vanadzor with the Route module. The time zone changes from Georgia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tbilisi in January: highs in Vanadzor hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Vanadzor

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount Aragats
Highlights from your plan
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats

2
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rike Park as well as Turtle Lake. On the 29th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Turtle Lake, take a memorable drive along Rustaveli Avenue, pause for some photo ops at Kartlis Deda, then explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, then stroll through Rike Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tbilisi itinerary website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vanadzor to Tbilisi. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Georgia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vanadzor in January, you will find days in Tbilisi are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are much warmer (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Mutso
Highlights from your plan
Kashveti Church ©
Kashveti Church
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral ©
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taksim Square as well as Istiklal Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Ortakoy. Suleymaniye Cami and Sultanahmet District will appeal to history buffs.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Tbilisi to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tbilisi to Istanbul is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tbilisi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Istanbul. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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