32 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

32 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
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Famagusta, Cyprus
— 1 night
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 3 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, then see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ashgabat sightseeing planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Ashgabat is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Ashgabat is 2 hours. In July, Ashgabat is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts
4.5
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World heritage site
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
2.9

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake and then walk around Kok-Tobe Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral and then fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Almaty day trip planning app.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Almaty in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Turkmenistan Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ashgabat in July, things will get a bit cooler in Almaty: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Big Almaty Lake
4.4

2
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists and then contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishkek day trip site.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Bishkek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bishkek

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Ala-Archa Gorge
4.7
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Historic Site
Ala-Too Square
4.0

2
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication History, take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tashkent visit planning site.

Getting from Bishkek to Tashkent by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Kyrgyzstan Time to Uzbekistan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tashkent

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Amir Timur Museum
4.0

4
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heydar Aliyev Center and Gobustan State Reserve. Baku Boulevard and Flame Towers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Baku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tashkent to Baku. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Famagusta.

Things to do in Baku

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Baku Boulevard
4.7
Must see
Heydar Aliyev Center
4.7

1
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Famagusta, Cyprus

Famagusta ©

City of 365 Churches

Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, contemplate the long history of Famagusta City Walls, then step into the grandiose world of Othello Castle, then admire the striking features of Salamis Ancient City, and finally admire the striking features of Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas.

Start your trip to Famagusta by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Baku to Famagusta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baku to Famagusta. In July in Famagusta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Famagusta

Highlights from your trip
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Architectural Building
Salamis Ancient City
4.4
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Religious Site
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
4.4

3
nights
Kyrenia, Cyprus

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Take a break from the city and head to Kyrenia Harbour and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bellapais Monastery and Kyrenia Castle. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, and steep yourself in history at Church of Antiphonitis.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyrenia trip planning app.

Getting from Famagusta to Kyrenia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Famagusta in July, you will find days in Kyrenia are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Kyrenia Harbour
4.3
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Must see
Kyrenia Castle
4.5

5
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Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Get some historical perspective at Ancient Theater and Olympos Ruins. Get a sense of the local culture at Antalya Muzesi and Hadrian's Gate. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Cirali Beach (in Cirali), Temple of Apollo (in Side) and Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and wander the streets of Kaleici.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kyrenia to Antalya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Antalya, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Ancient Theater
4.6
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Must see
Cirali Beach
4.6
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Must see
Antalya Muzesi
4.7

5
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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.
Do your shopping at Kapadokya Ebru Sanat Evi and Alaturca Taner. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fairy Chimneys and Balloon Rides. Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pasabag, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lucky Horse Ranch.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goreme, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Uchisar Castle
4.5
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Must see
Fairy Chimneys
4.8

6
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planning app.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Basilica Cistern
4.4
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7

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