35 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

35 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Shiraz, Iran
— 3 nights
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Isfahan, Iran
— 4 nights
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Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 6 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 6 nights
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Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 3 nights
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Batumi, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shiraz: Estakhr (in Marvdasht) and Persepolis (in Persepolis). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, and hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Shiraz online trip maker.

Riga, Latvia to Shiraz is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Riga to Shiraz. Traveling from Riga in June, expect nights in Shiraz to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are much warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Isfahan, Iran

— 4 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah) as well as Bazaar of Isfahan. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Ali Qapu Palace, and take in the exciting artwork at Millimeter Gallery.

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You can fly from Shiraz to Isfahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Isfahan sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
You've now added Tehran Bazaar to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to Tehran Bazaar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, then take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally get curious at Iran Science Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower and then enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran attractions planner.

You can fly from Isfahan to Tehran in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Isfahan in June, Tehran is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 6 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Baku Ferris Wheel, Highland Park, Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and other attractions. Explore Baku's surroundings by going to Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Baku sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Tehran to Baku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tehran to Baku, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in June, you will find days in Baku are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Uplistsiche Cave Town, Stalin Museum and National Botanical Garden of Georgia. Take a break from Tbilisi with a short trip to Jvari Church in Mtskheta, about 40 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, make a trip to Rustaveli Avenue, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi online tour planner.

Getting from Baku to Tbilisi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Stepantsminda, Georgia

— 3 nights
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
Step out of Stepantsminda to go to Gudauri and see Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, which is approximately 38 minutes away. On the 4th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mt Kazbek. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, admire the sheer force of Gveleti Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Gergeti Glacier, and stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stepantsminda travel route builder website.

Drive from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Batumi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batumi, Georgia

— 4 nights
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Batumi is known for parks, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Alphabetic Tower, don't miss a visit to Piazza Square, and ponder the design of Dancing Fountains, Batumi.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Batumi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Batumi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Yerevan, Armenia

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Aragats as well as Dancing Fountains. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Van Ardi Winery (in Ashtarak), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and appreciate the history behind Alexander Tamanyan Statue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Batumi to Yerevan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Batumi in July, you will find days in Yerevan are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.