24 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

24 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Shiraz, Iran
— 3 nights
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Yazd, Iran
— 1 night
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Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
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Kashan, Iran
— 1 night
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Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
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Shiraz, Iran

— 3 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shiraz: Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, stroll around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi, and contemplate the long history of Qavam House.

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Cairo, Egypt to Shiraz is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Cairo to Shiraz. In April, Shiraz is slightly colder than Cairo - with highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yazd.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Yazd, Iran

— 1 night

City of Windcatchers

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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Dolat-Abad Garden, steep yourself in history at Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture, delve into the distant past at Zorastrian Towers of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of Old City, then contemplate the long history of Jameh Mosque of Yazd, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Silk Road Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yazd trip builder tool.

Getting from Shiraz to Yazd by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Yazd when traveling from Shiraz in April, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isfahan.

Things to do in Yazd

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Isfahan, Iran

— 3 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Naqsh-e Jahan Square, snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Chehel Sotoun, and examine the collection at Vank Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isfahan trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yazd to Isfahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yazd in April: high temperatures in Isfahan hover around 28°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kashan.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kashan, Iran

— 1 night
A jewel of desert architecture halfway between Tehran and Esfahan, Kashan has somehow remained one of Iran's best-kept tourism secrets.
On the 9th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Bagh-e Fin Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, then contemplate the long history of Tabatabei House, and finally don't miss a visit to Borujerdi House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kashan online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Isfahan to Kashan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Isfahan in April since evenings lows in Kashan dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tehran.

Things to do in Kashan

Parks · Historic Sites

Tehran, Iran

— 2 nights

Teh

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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, then take in panoramic vistas at Azadi Tower, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Majd Telephone Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, then get engrossed in the history at The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Golkar Art Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tehran trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Kashan to Tehran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kashan in April, expect nights in Tehran to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 4 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Step out of Baku with an excursion to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Baku Old City, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, shop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Baku journey tool.

You can fly from Tehran to Baku in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tehran in April: high temperatures in Baku hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Jvari Church & Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross). On the 18th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, head outdoors with Rustaveli Avenue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Tbilisi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours · Historic Sites · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yerevan, Armenia

— 4 nights

Pink City

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Garni Temple (in Garni). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cafesjian Center for the Arts, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and look for gifts at Homeland.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Yerevan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Yerevan sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Iran travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.

Armenia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.