25 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

25 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Tehran, Iran
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Tehran, Iran
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
6
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 9 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Tehran, Iran

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tehran road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Iran, the closest major aiports are Mehrabad International Airport and Imam Khomeini International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.
Highlights from your plan
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Anchiskhati Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Narikala Fortress.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tbilisi tour planning app.

You can fly from Tehran to Tbilisi in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Georgia Standard Time (GET), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tehran in October, with highs in Tbilisi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral ©
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral
Anchiskhati Basilica ©
Anchiskhati Basilica

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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, thendon't miss a visit to Republic Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yerevan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Yerevan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yerevan when traveling from Tbilisi in October, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parajanov Museum ©
Parajanov Museum
Saint Sarkis Cathedral ©
Saint Sarkis Cathedral

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Appreciate the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, look for gifts at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, and steep yourself in history at Winter Palace of Peter I.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip planner.

Fly from Yerevan to St. Petersburg in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yerevan to St. Petersburg. When traveling from Yerevan in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vysoko-Petrovskiy Monastery, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Red Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, thencontemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, and finally contemplate the long history of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Moscow are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Take a break from the city and head to Goreme National Park and Balloon Rides. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and Goreme Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, have fun at Naile Art Gallery, and take a pleasant ride with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Moscow to Goreme in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in November: highs in Goreme hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Balloon Rides

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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 inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and stop by Ortakoy.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Istanbul, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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