57 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

57 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
2
Mtskheta, Georgia
— 1 day
3
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
4
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
5
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
6
Sukhumi, Georgia
— 1 night
7
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
8
Tehran, Iran
— 5 nights
9
Isfahan, Iran
— 4 nights
10
Mashhad, Iran
— 7 nights
11
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
12
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
13
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
14
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
15
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
16
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 11 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anchiskhati Basilica and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History, view the masterpieces at Fotografia, pause for some serene contemplation at Mtatsminda Pantheon, thenlook for gifts at Chacha Corner, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tbilisi trip builder site.

Cairo, Egypt to Tbilisi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Tbilisi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in October; daily highs in Tbilisi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mtskheta.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Anchiskhati Basilica ©
Anchiskhati Basilica
Mtatsminda Pantheon ©
Mtatsminda Pantheon

1
day
Mtskheta, Georgia

Mtskheta ©
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Shio-Mgvime Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Samtavro Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Jvari Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mtskheta trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Mtskheta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Mtskheta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Mtskheta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Samtavro Church ©
Samtavro Church
Shio-Mgvime Monastery ©
Shio-Mgvime Monastery
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church

1
night
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Gergeti Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stepantsminda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mtskheta to Stepantsminda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier

1
night
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. On the 5th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at David Kakabadze Fine Art Gallery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thensee the interesting displays at Sport Museum, thendelve into the distant past at Bagrati Cathedral, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kutaisi driving holiday planner.

Drive from Stepantsminda to Kutaisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Kutaisi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, thenadmire the striking features of Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Batumi Archeological Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo". Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Batumi Dolphinarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Apostolic Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Batumi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Batumi holiday maker tool.

Getting from Kutaisi to Batumi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Batumi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Sukhumi.

Things to do in Batumi

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral ©
Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas
Batumi Archeological Museum ©
Batumi Archeological Museum

1
night
Sukhumi, Georgia

Sukhumi ©
The capital of autonomous region Abkhazia, Sukhumi claims to be one of the oldest cities in the world. Ancient settlements from the Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages stand around the city, as do burial grounds adorned with bronze axes, arrowheads, bracelets, and ceramics.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Annunciation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of St. Ion of Zlatoust, thenexplore the ancient world of Bagrat's Castle, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Central Market, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture Nika and Record Player. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pass Pyv and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sukhumi Monkey Nursery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sukhumi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Batumi to Sukhumi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Batumi to Sukhumi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Sukhumi

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pass Pyv, Monastery of St. Ion of Zlatoust
Highlights from your plan
Sukhumi Monkey Nursery ©
Sukhumi Monkey Nursery
Bagrat's Castle ©
Bagrat's Castle
Cathedral of the Annunciation ©
Cathedral of the Annunciation

2
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the 11th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Georgian Museum of Fine Arts, thenlook for gifts at BADAGI, thenget some fabulous bargains at Yuliko & Friends Concept Store, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tbilisi Great Synagogue.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tbilisi road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sukhumi to Tbilisi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sukhumi to Tbilisi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Georgian Museum of Fine Arts ©
Georgian Museum of Fine Arts
Tbilisi Great Synagogue ©
Tbilisi Great Synagogue
Yuliko & Friends Concept Store ©
Yuliko & Friends Concept Store

5
nights
Tehran, Iran

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.
Shop till you drop at Iranian Artists Forum and International Arts Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Negarestan Garden. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, see the interesting displays at Reza Abbasi Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abdul Azim Shrine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tehran trip planner.

Getting from Tbilisi to Tehran by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Tehran due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tbilisi in October, expect Tehran to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Museum of Iran ©
National Museum of Iran
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

4
nights
Isfahan, Iran

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Isfahan Music Museum and Vank Cathedral. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Mosque Minaret will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Fotowat Miniaturist, admire the landmark architecture of Chehel Sotoun, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isfahan trip planning website.

Fly from Tehran to Isfahan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tehran in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Isfahan, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum

7
nights
Mashhad, Iran

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
Take a break from the city and head to Akhlamad and Salook National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Imam Reza Holy Shrine and Shirbad Ski Resort. Explore Mashhad's surroundings by going to Harooniyeh (in Tus) and Wooden Mosque (in Neyshabur). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb, buy something for everyone on your list at Armitaj Golshan Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mesrop Armenian Church, and get engrossed in the history at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mashhad tour itinerary planning site.

Fly from Isfahan to Mashhad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Isfahan in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mashhad: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Mashhad

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Harooniyeh, Wooden Mosque, Akhlamad, Shirbad Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb ©
Nadir Shah Afshar's Tomb

4
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Baku Old City and Heydar Mosque. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alley of Martyrs and Juma Mosque. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, shop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, take in the exciting artwork at Ali Shamsi Studio, and ponder the design of Philharmonic Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Baku day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mashhad to Baku. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Mashhad, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Baku, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Heydar Mosque ©
Heydar Mosque
Alley of Martyrs ©
Alley of Martyrs
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City

2
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ensemble Hazrati Imam, and finally hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at State Museum "In Memory of the Victims of Repression", thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Communication History, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin,.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tashkent road trip planner.

Getting from Baku to Tashkent by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Baku to Tashkent is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art ©
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

3
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shah-i-Zinda and Gur Emir Mausoleum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum and Mausoleum of Ishrat-khona. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, make a trip to Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor, and admire the landmark architecture of Hazrat Khizr Mosque.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Samarkand online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tashkent to Samarkand by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Tillya Kori Madrasah ©
Tillya Kori Madrasah

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nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Great Minaret of the Kalon and Poi Kalyan Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs and Fayzulla Khujayev House. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, delve into the distant past at Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Mausoleum of Buyan-Kuli-Khan, and don't miss a visit to Chor-Minor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bukhara travel route website.

Getting from Samarkand to Bukhara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November in Bukhara, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs
Highlights from your plan
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ala-Too Square and Museum of Graphic Arts /Tinibek Sadykov. Visiting Korona Peak and Ak-Sai Glacier will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Konorchek Canyons, take an in-depth tour of State History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borborduk Mosque, and view the masterpieces at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bishkek route app.

You can fly from Bukhara to Bishkek in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bukhara to Bishkek is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Bishkek when traveling from Bukhara in November, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Konorchek Canyons ©
Konorchek Canyons
Ak-Sai Glacier ©
Ak-Sai Glacier
Alamedin Gorge ©
Alamedin Gorge

11
nights
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Altyn Arashan and Barskoon Gorge. Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal and Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Karakol side-trips: Grigorevskoye Canyon (in Grigoryevka), Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum (in Cholpon Ata) and Barskoon (Barskoon Plateau, Barskoon Waterfall, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Fairy Tale, take in the dramatic natural features at Roch Rzbitoye Serdtse, admire the majestic nature at Karakol Peak, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Przewalski Peak.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Karakol online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Karakol takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Barskoon, Issyk Kul Province, Tosor, Kaji-Say, Grigorevskoye Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Canyon Fairy Tale ©
Canyon Fairy Tale
Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum ©
Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum

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