60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Shanghai, China
1
Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Novi Sad, Serbia
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Zabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Kotor, Montenegro
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Budva, Montenegro
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
10
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Fethiye, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Oludeniz, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Antalya, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Guzelyurt, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Goreme, Turkey
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Shanghai, China

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nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Popular historic sites such as The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Xitang Ancient Town and Former French Concession. Step out of Shanghai to go to Suzhou and see Tongli Town, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), view the masterpieces at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai sightseeing tool .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airports are Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Sunan Shuofang International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Shanghai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tongli Town, Xitang Ancient Town
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Sultanahmet District. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bentler Tabiat Parki, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

Fly from Shanghai to Istanbul in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Shanghai in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

4
nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Escape the urban bustle at Ada Ciganlija and Ada lake. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kalemegdan and St. Sava Temple (Hram Svetog Save). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belgrade: Oplenac (in Topola) and Sremska Mitrovica (The Special Nature Reserve of Zasavica & Special Nature Reserve Obedska Bara). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Beach, make a trip to Skadarlija, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and shop like a local with Knez Mihailova.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Belgrade tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Belgrade, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Belgrade, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sremska Mitrovica, Oplenac
Highlights from your plan
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija
Kalemegdan ©
Kalemegdan
Oplenac ©
Oplenac

1
night
Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad ©
The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Monastery Petkovac, stroll through Strand, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Petrovaradin Fortress.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Novi Sad trip planner .

You can drive from Belgrade to Novi Sad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Strand ©
Strand
Petrovaradin Fortress ©
Petrovaradin Fortress

5
nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Get outdoors at Vrelo Bosne and Igman. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bascarsija and Emperor's Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at War Childhood Museum, admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity And Genocide 1992-1995, and don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Novi Sad to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Novi Sad in July, plan for little chillier nights in Sarajevo, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Zabljak.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
War Childhood Museum ©
War Childhood Museum
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

1
night
Zabljak, Montenegro

Zabljak ©
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get outside with Adventure Park Durmitor, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes and Partizans of World War II, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bobotov Kuk.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zabljak road trip planner .

Drive from Sarajevo to Zabljak in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotor.

Things to do in Zabljak

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bobotov Kuk ©
Bobotov Kuk
Adventure Park Durmitor ©
Adventure Park Durmitor

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nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Visit Stari Grad Kotor and R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela for their historical value. Get outdoors at Bay of Kotor and Dobrec Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kotor to Radovici to see Plavi Horizonti Beach about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Namfleg, explore the ancient world of St. Tryphon Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zabljak to Kotor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budva.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tivat Municipality, Perast, Castle Of San Giovanni, Dobrec Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela ©
R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

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nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Monastery Praskvica and The Monastery of Rezevici will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Ada Bojana and Long Beach (Velika plaza). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budva: Valdanos Beach (in Ulcinj) and Veliki Pjesak Beach (in Dobra Voda). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Jaz Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gradiste monastary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Milocher Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Budva road trip planning app .

Budva is just a stone's throw from Kotor. In July, daily temperatures in Budva can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Budva

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ulcinj, Sveti Stefan, Petrovac, Jaz Beach, Veliki Pjesak Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ada Bojana ©
Ada Bojana
Jaz Beach ©
Jaz Beach
Long Beach (Velika plaza) ©
Long Beach (Velika plaza)

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nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Take a break from the city and head to Kantia Beach and Arvanitia beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia), Nafplio (Fortress Palamidi & Nauplion Promenade) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Budva to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Budva in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nafplio, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Glyfada Beach, Kantia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

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nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Step out of the city life by going to Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Kaklik Cave. Hierapolis and Aphrodisias will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Pamukkale in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens to Pamukkale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Aphrodisias
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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Fethiye, Turkey

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Escape the urban bustle at Oludeniz PlajI and Kekova Sound. We've included these beaches for you: Iztuzu Beach 2 and Icmeler Beach. When in Fethiye, make a side trip to see Kaputas Beach in Kas, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Plan my day in Fethiye using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Fethiye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kas, Iztuzu Beach 2, Icmeler Beach, Oludeniz PlajI
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

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Oludeniz, Turkey

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Hisaronu f1, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oludeniz visit site .

Oludeniz is just a short distance from Fethiye. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag
Spas

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Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient Theater and Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami. Visiting Karaoz Sahili and Kleopatra Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Cirali Beach (in Cirali), Bucht Von Adrasan (in Adrasan) and Beydaglari Sahil Milli Parki (in Kemer). It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki and take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Oludeniz to Antalya in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oludeniz in August since evenings lows in Antalya dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kemer, Kleopatra Beach, Bucht Von Adrasan, Karaoz Sahili, Ancient Theater
Highlights from your plan
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki ©

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Guzelyurt, Turkey

Guzelyurt ©
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Red Church, appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Selime Monastery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koc Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii, then steep yourself in history at Guzelyurt Valley Monastery, and finally steep yourself in history at Sivisli Church.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Guzelyurt road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Antalya to Guzelyurt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley
Sivisli Church ©
Sivisli Church

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Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Gore Harabeleri and Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: St.Theodore Church (in Derinkuyu) and Kayaardi Baglari (in Nigde). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, step into the grandiose world of Uchisar Castle, and explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Goreme route planner.

Drive from Guzelyurt to Goreme in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Urgup, Derinkuyu, Guray Museum, Kayaardi Baglari
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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