43 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

43 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Saranda, Albania
— 4 nights
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Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 5 nights

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate), Nafplio (Church of Agios Spyridonas, Bourtzi, &more) and The Great Theatre of Epidaurus (in Epidavros). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Athens to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saranda.

Things to do in Athens

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

4
nights
Saranda, Albania

Saranda ©
A popular summer destination for its inexpensive accommodation and stony Mediterranean beaches, Saranda has become a favorite of both Albanian and foreign travelers.
Get out of town with these interesting Saranda side-trips: Gjirokaster (Zekate House, Skenduli House, &more). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on Saranda Jeep, get outside with Delight Plus Beach Bar, explore the striking landscape of Butrint National Park, and step into the grandiose world of Lekuresi Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saranda road trip site.

Getting from Athens to Saranda by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saranda, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tirana.

Things to do in Saranda

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Saranda Jeep ©
Saranda Jeep
Delight Plus Beach Bar ©
Delight Plus Beach Bar
Gjirokaster ©
Gjirokaster

2
nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): relax and float downstream with Active Albania, then learn about all things military at BunkArt 2, and then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tirana trip maker.

You can drive from Saranda to Tirana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saranda to Tirana. Traveling from Saranda in August, Tirana is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goreme.

Things to do in Tirana

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Active Albania ©
Active Albania
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Skanderbeg Square ©
Skanderbeg Square

4
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Tirana to Goreme takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Goreme are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Balloon Rides

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 11th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nikifor Epifaniy Drovnyak, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Boim Family, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Zuchorowicz's Palace, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Arkhivnaya Street, browse the exhibits of Lychakiv Cemetery, let little ones run wild at Hovanky Quest Room, then take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Lviv takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Lviv, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, admire the striking features of St. Sophia's Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Highlights from your plan
Adventure Tours in Ukraine ©
Adventure Tours in Ukraine
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum ©
Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

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Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©

Pearl of the Black Sea

Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): squeeze the most out of the city with Ukraine by Locals, make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, and then examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around City Garden, don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, make a trip to Teatralnaya Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arabic Cultural Center, and finally find something for the whole family at Memorial of Heroic Defense of Odesa Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Odessa trip planner.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Odessa, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ukraine by Locals ©
Ukraine by Locals
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Deribasovskaya Street ©
Deribasovskaya Street

2
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Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
On the 19th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, stroll through Batumi Boulevard, then scramble along the landscape with Trip Georgia, and finally view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo". Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, and then find your balance on the water with ArgoNautic Surf Station.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Batumi trip planner.

Getting from Odessa to Batumi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Odessa to Batumi due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Odessa in September since evenings lows in Batumi dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

4
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Jvari Church, Samtavro Church, &more) and Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Museum of Illusions, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi road trip website.

You can fly from Batumi to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Tbilisi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church

5
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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery & The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots). The adventure continues: get a tailor-made plan with Balloon Ride Skyball, admire the striking features of Saint Hripsime Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum, and see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yerevan travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tbilisi in September, plan for little chillier nights in Yerevan, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery

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