23 days in Turkey & Western Europe Itinerary

23 days in Turkey & Western Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Turkey & Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Alajuela, Costa Rica
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Kayseri, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Izmir, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  17​h
End: Alajuela, Costa Rica


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and then admire the majestic nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz, then explore the world behind art at Museo del Greco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip app .

Alajuela, Costa Rica to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. In November, daytime highs in Madrid are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), admire the masterpieces at The Art of the Brick, then get engrossed in the history at Borgo Medievale, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza Castello, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Risorgimento, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turin vacation planner .

Getting from Madrid to Turin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Sabauda ©
Galleria Sabauda

1
day
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip tool .

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Milan are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Kayseri.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

4
nights
Kayseri, Turkey

Kayseri ©
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Step out of the city life by going to Soganli Valley and Sultan SazlIgI Bird Sanctuary. Get some cultural insight at Seyyid Burhaneddin Hz. Turbesi and Ataturk House Museum. On the 16th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Erciyes Kayak Merkezi. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Erciyes, examine the collection at Karatay Han, make a trip to Gevher Nesibe Müzesi, and buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Kayseri.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kayseri day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Milan to Kayseri. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Milan to Kayseri. Traveling from Milan in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kayseri, with lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Kayseri

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sultan SazlIgI Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Soganli Valley ©
Soganli Valley
Hunat Hatun Complex ©
Hunat Hatun Complex
Kursunlu Camii ©
Kursunlu Camii

3
nights
Izmir, Turkey

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, and then examine the collection at Key Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Arkas Deniz Tarihi Muzesi, and then view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Izmir vacation planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kayseri to Izmir. When traveling from Kayseri in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Izmir: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Key Museum ©
Key Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sirince Koyu ©
Sirince Koyu

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Galata Tower. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary planner.

Getting from Izmir to Istanbul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Izmir, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and finally wander the streets of Piccadilly Circus. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Greenwich.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to London takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Istanbul to London. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 53°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Madurodam and Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route planning app .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland
Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam ©
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam ©
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: highs in Madrid hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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