32 days in Europe Itinerary

32 days in Europe Itinerary

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Edirne, Turkey
— 1 night
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Bolu, Turkey
— 1 night
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Ankara, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Bogazkale, Turkey
— 1 night
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Nevsehir, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Kayseri, Turkey
— 1 night
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Sivas, Turkey
— 1 night
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Bayburt, Turkey
— 1 night
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Kars, Turkey
— 1 night
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Artvin, Turkey
— 1 night
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Batumi, Georgia
— 1 night
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Rize, Turkey
— 1 night
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Trabzon, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Giresun, Turkey
— 1 night
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Ordu, Turkey
— 1 night
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Unye, Turkey
— 1 night
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Samsun, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Sinop, Turkey
— 1 night
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Amasra, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Zonguldak, Turkey
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Eregli, Turkey
— 1 night
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Karasu, Turkey
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Kirklareli, Turkey
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get curious at Nikola Tesla Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Belgrade trip itinerary maker website.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Edirne.

Things to do in Belgrade

Childrens Museums · Museums
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Edirne, Turkey

— 1 night
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edirne trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Belgrade to Edirne takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. You will leave for Bolu on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bolu, Turkey

— 1 night
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. On the 26th (Sat), head outdoors with Akkaya Travertenleri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Golcuk, and then make a trip to Tokadi Hayreddin Turbesi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bolu holiday planner.

You can drive from Edirne to Bolu in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Bolu

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Ankara, Turkey

— 2 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 27th (Sun), look for gifts at Kibele Kale, then examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Wall. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, and finally see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ankara online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bolu to Ankara takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ankara are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bogazkale.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Bogazkale, Turkey

— 1 night
Boğazkale is a district of Çorum Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, located 87km from the city of Çorum. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Yazilikaya and then explore the ancient world of Hattuşa Örenyeri.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bogazkale travel website.

Drive from Ankara to Bogazkale in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Nevsehir.

Things to do in Bogazkale

Historic Sites
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Nevsehir, Turkey

— 2 nights
Thousands of years of civilization are visibly present at Nevsehir, a major city in Cappaddocia famously graced with fairy chimneys, carved houses, churches, and frescoes.
Get out of town with these interesting Nevsehir side-trips: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Ihlara Valley (in Guzelyurt). There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kaymakli.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nevsehir road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bogazkale to Nevsehir takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kayseri.

Things to do in Nevsehir

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Kayseri, Turkey

— 1 night
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Museum of SeljuK Civilisation, don't miss a visit to Gevher Nesibe Müzesi, then make a trip to Kayseri Saat Kulesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kursunlu Camii, and finally contemplate the long history of The Citadel.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kayseri trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nevsehir to Kayseri takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nevsehir in July since evenings lows in Kayseri dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sivas.

Things to do in Kayseri

Historic Sites

Sivas, Turkey

— 1 night
Sivas is a city in central Turkey and the seat of Sivas Province. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Cifte Minareli Medrese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Seminary, then steep yourself in history at Sivas Ulu Camii, and finally see the interesting displays at Ataturk Congress & Ethnography Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sivas trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kayseri to Sivas in 2.5 hours. July in Sivas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bayburt.

Things to do in Sivas

Historic Sites · Museums
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Bayburt, Turkey

— 1 night
Bayburt is a city in northeast Turkey lying on the Çoruh River and is the provincial capital of Bayburt Province.Bayburt was once an important center on the ancient Silk Road. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Kop Dagi Kis Turizm Merkezi and then step into the grandiose world of Bayburt Kalesi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bayburt road trip planner.

Getting from Sivas to Bayburt by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sivas in July: highs in Bayburt hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kars.

Things to do in Bayburt

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports
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Kars, Turkey

— 1 night
Kars is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of Kars Province.With a population of 73,836, it is the largest city on the Turkish side of the closed border with Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ani Antik Kenti.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kars trip maker app.

Getting from Bayburt to Kars by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bayburt in July; daily highs in Kars reach 30°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Artvin.

Things to do in Kars

Historic Sites

Artvin, Turkey

— 1 night
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Artvin vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kars to Artvin takes 3.5 hours. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Artvin

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Batumi, Georgia

— 1 night
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, then get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Batumi journey builder app.

You can drive from Artvin to Batumi in 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Artvin to Batumi due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Batumi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rize.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Rize, Turkey

— 1 night
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". On the 8th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Rize Kalesi, explore the activities along Firtina Deresi, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rize trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Batumi to Rize takes 2 hours. Traveling from Batumi to Rize, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Rize are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trabzon.

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Trabzon, Turkey

— 3 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Trabzon is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ickale Camii, and take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Trabzon day trip planner.

You can drive from Rize to Trabzon in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Trabzon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Giresun.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Giresun, Turkey

— 1 night
Giresun is the provincial capital of Giresun Province in the Black Sea Region of northeastern Turkey, about 175km west of the city of Trabzon.EtymologyGiresun was known to the ancient Greeks as Choerades or more prominently as Kerasous or Cerasus, the origin of the modern name.Pre-Greek and Greek linguist Robert S. P. Beekes has stated that the name Kerasous corresponds to κερασός (kerasós) "cherry" + -ουντ (a place marker). Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kulakkaya Yaylasi, take in the dramatic scenery at Kuzalan Waterfalls, and then explore the historical opulence of Giresun Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Giresun tour planner.

Traveling by car from Trabzon to Giresun takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Ordu.

Things to do in Giresun

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Ordu, Turkey

— 1 night
Ordu is a port city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, historically also known as Cotyora, and the capital of Ordu Province with a population of 205,396 in the city center. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Yason Burnu Feneri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Yason Kilisesi, and then take some stellar pictures from Boztepe.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ordu tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Giresun to Ordu in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Unye.

Things to do in Ordu

Historic Sites

Unye, Turkey

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Unye Belediyesi Yasayan Kulturel Miras Muzesi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Unye vacation maker tool.

Getting from Ordu to Unye by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Unye are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll set off for Samsun on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Unye

Museums

Samsun, Turkey

— 2 nights
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. When in Samsun, make a side trip to see Boraboy Golu Tabiat Parki in Amasya, approximately Amasya away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Onur Anıtı, examine the collection at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, stroll the grounds of Amisos Mezarlari, and browse the different shops at Piazza.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Samsun tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Unye to Samsun takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Samsun are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Samsun

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Sinop, Turkey

— 1 night
Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sinop online trip planner.

You can drive from Samsun to Sinop in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sinop when traveling from Samsun in July, with lows around 26°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Amasra.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Amasra, Turkey

— 2 nights
Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Aglayan Agac, then step off the mainland to explore Rabbit Island, and then step into the grandiose world of Amasra Castle. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Cekiciler CarsIsI, stroll through Cakraz PlajI, and then kick back and relax at Inkumu.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amasra travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sinop to Amasra takes 5 hours. Traveling from Sinop in July, Amasra is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Zonguldak.

Things to do in Amasra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Zonguldak, Turkey

Zonguldak is a city and the capital of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zonguldak trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Amasra to Zonguldak in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will leave for Eregli on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Zonguldak

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Nightlife

Eregli, Turkey

— 1 night
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eregli trip planner.

Drive from Zonguldak to Eregli in an hour. July in Eregli sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Karasu.

Things to do in Eregli

Museums · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

Karasu, Turkey

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Akcakoca Merkez Cami, then kick back and relax at Mavi Bayraklı Plajı, and then explore the activities along Maden Deresi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): explore the activities along Poyrazlar Golu and then get outside with ACarlar Longoz Golu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Karasu vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Eregli to Karasu takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Eregli, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Karasu, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Karasu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Karasu to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Karasu in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kirklareli.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums

Kirklareli, Turkey

— 1 night
To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kirklareli tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Kirklareli takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Kirklareli. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Plovdiv on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Kirklareli

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

— 2 nights

City of the Seven Hills

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip itinerary site.

Drive from Kirklareli to Plovdiv in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Belgrade on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Belgrade, Serbia

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Belgrade online tour planner.

You can drive from Plovdiv to Belgrade in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. You will leave for home on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Belgrade

Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Turkish Black Sea Coast travel guide

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Bodies of Water · National Parks · Lookouts
Turkish Black Sea Coast is an anomaly in the country, isolated by a wall of mountains that trap damp winds and create a high amount of precipitation. As a result, the land is lush with evergreen trees, and thrives on tobacco and tea plantations, citrus groves, and cherry orchards. This rain-lovers paradise yields rich flora and fauna, crater lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and streams for tourists to explore by raft or canoe, or on foot. Swimmers will find cooler waters here, veiled by a seemingly permanent cloud of mist.