42 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

42 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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42 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Signagi, Georgia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
3
Tatev, Armenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ararat Province, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Cricova, Moldova
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  2​h 15​min
7
Bucharest, Romania
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Brasov, Romania
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Sibiu, Romania
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Tsminda Sameba Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Jvari Church and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Pankisi Gorge (in Akhmeta), David Gareja Monastery (in Udabno) and Mtskheta (Samtavro Church, The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, & more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. George, don't miss a visit to Ikalto Monastery Complex, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Agmashenebeli Avenue.

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Melbourne, Australia to Tbilisi is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Tbilisi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: highs in Tbilisi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mtskheta, David Gareja Monastery, Ikalto Monastery Complex, Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, Pankisi Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi

2
nights
Signagi, Georgia

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): do a tasting at Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar) and then do a tasting at Chubini Wine Cellar. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum, do a tasting at Chelti Winery, and then learn about winemaking at VELLINO Wine Cellar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Signagi online visit planner .

You can drive from Tbilisi to Signagi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Signagi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kvareli, VELLINO Wine Cellar
Highlights from your plan
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar) ©
Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar)
VELLINO Wine Cellar ©
VELLINO Wine Cellar

4
nights
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev ©
Explore hidden gems such as Tatev Monastery and Church of St. Garabed in Tolors. Get some historical perspective at Zorats Karer and Kotrats Caravanserai. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tatev: Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris (in Goris), Melik Tangi Bridge (in Vorotan) and Sisian (Aghitu Memorial & Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tatev online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Signagi to Tatev with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sisian, Kapan, Goris, Melik Tangi Bridge, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery

2
nights
Ararat Province, Armenia

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Step off the beaten path and head to Khor Virap and Garni Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Monastery of Geghard and Vardan Mamikonyan Statue. Change things up with these side-trips from Ararat Province: Yerevan (Megerian Carpet Museum, Katoghike Church, & more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Tushpa Wine Cellar.

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Getting from Tatev to Ararat Province by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March in Ararat Province, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Historic Sites Wineries Spas

Side Trips

Yerevan, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Eminonu Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Camii, and then take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Istanbul route maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ararat Province to Istanbul. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ararat Province to Istanbul. Traveling from Ararat Province in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cricova.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Cricova, Moldova

Cricova ©
Cricova is a Moldovan town, located north of Chișinău, the capital of the country. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Curchi Monastery, do a tasting at Chateau Cojusna, and then learn about winemaking at Cricova Winery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cricova journey builder website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Cricova in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Cricova

Wineries Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Straseni District, Goa Territory, Curchi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Cricova Winery ©
Cricova Winery
Curchi Monastery ©
Curchi Monastery
Capriana Monastery ©
Capriana Monastery

5
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Stavropoleos Monastery and Lipscani will appeal to history buffs. Patriarchal Cathedral and Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bucharest: Tiriac Collection (in Otopeni) and Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia). Pamper yourself for a day on the 28th (Sat) at some of the top local wellness centers. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ceausescu Mansion, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Senses Bucharest, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Kretzulescu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Biserica Sf. Nicolae.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bucharest trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Cricova to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Mogosoaia, Tiriac Collection, Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)
Highlights from your plan
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower) ©
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Patriarchal Cathedral ©
Patriarchal Cathedral

6
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Visit Brasov Historical Center and Pelisor Castle for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sinaia Monastery and George Enescu Memorial House. Explore Brasov's surroundings by going to Crucea Caraiman (in Busteni), Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) (in Bran) and Sinaia (Peles Castle & Casino Sinaia). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Church (Biserica Neagra), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Roman-Catholic Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Citadel of The Guard, and contemplate the long history of Villages with Fortified Churches.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brasov vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Bucharest to Brasov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Sibiu.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sinaia, Crucea Caraiman, Rasnov Citadel, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Fortified Church of Harman
Highlights from your plan
Fortified Church of Harman ©
Fortified Church of Harman
Pelisor Castle ©
Pelisor Castle
Sinaia Monastery ©
Sinaia Monastery

5
nights
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu ©
Reminiscent of the height of the bourgeoisie and retaining much of its medieval architecture, Sibiu is Romania's cultural gem.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like ASTRA Museum and Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortified Evangelical Church of Cincsor and Biserica Horezu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sibiu: Cozia Monastery (in Caciulata), Alba Iulia (St Michael's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Catedrala Reintregirii Neamului (Coronation Cathedral), & more) and Brancoveanu Monastery (in Sambata de Sus). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valea Viilor Fortified Church, wander the streets of The Lower Town of Sibiu (orasul de jos), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and contemplate the long history of Fortress Walls.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sibiu online road trip planner .

Getting from Brasov to Sibiu by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April in Sibiu, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Sibiu

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alba Iulia, Valea Viilor Fortified Church, Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată, St. Margaret Church, Slimnic Citadel
Highlights from your plan
Passage of Stairs ©
Passage of Stairs
ASTRA Museum ©
ASTRA Museum
Biserica Horezu ©
Biserica Horezu

4
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rila Monastery and Room Escape Games. Do some cultural sightseeing at Boyana Church and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa to see Dimcho Debelyanov House about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of The Rotunda Church of St George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Petka of the Saddlers, and contemplate the long history of Sofia Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia tour planning site .

You can fly from Sibiu to Sofia in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dimcho Debelyanov House, Rila Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church
Saint Sofia Church ©
Saint Sofia Church

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