60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antalya, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly
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Batumi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 7 nights
Fly to Tbilisi International Airport, Drive to Stepantsminda
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Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Sochi, Russia
— 6 nights
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Novorossiysk, Russia
— 2 nights
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
— 2 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 6 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 nights

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.
You've now added Emirgan Park to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip app.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. April in Istanbul sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 4 nights

Cotton Castle

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aphrodisias, Cleopatra Pools and Ancient City of Ephesus. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

Plan trip to Pamukkale with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Antalya, Turkey

— 5 nights
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.
Antalya is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and meet the residents at Antalya Aquarium.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Antalya, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Goreme on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Goreme, Turkey

— 6 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Antalya in April: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. You'll set off for Batumi on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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: admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Batumi Dolphinarium, don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car, and ponder the design of Dancing Fountains, Batumi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Batumi trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Batumi in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Goreme to Batumi is 1 hour. While traveling from Goreme, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Batumi, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Yerevan on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Yerevan, Armenia

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia, browse the exhibits of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yerevan travel 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. When traveling from Batumi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yerevan, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Svetitskhoveli Cathedral & Jvari Church). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, make a trip to Tbilisi Funicular, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi travel app.

Getting from Yerevan to Tbilisi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Tbilisi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Baku on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Transportation · Spas · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 7 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 day by day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings as well as Maiden Tower. Explore Baku's surroundings by going to Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, make a trip to Fountains Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Happiness.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tbilisi to Baku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stepantsminda, Georgia

— 4 nights
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
On the 26th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mt Kazbek. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church and take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stepantsminda trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Baku to Stepantsminda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Sochi, Russia

— 6 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sochi Park as well as Skypark Sochi. There's lots more to do: walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Park, and don't miss a visit to The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sochi itinerary planner.

Getting from Stepantsminda to Sochi by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Georgia Standard Time (GET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Novorossiysk.

Things to do in Sochi

Theme Parks · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Novorossiysk, Russia

— 2 nights
Novorossiysk is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. On the 2nd (Fri), stroll around The Old Park Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov Museum and then do a tasting at Abrau-Dyurso Zavod Shampanskikh Vin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Novorossiysk travel route builder tool.

Getting from Sochi to Novorossiysk by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June in Novorossiysk, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rostov-on-Don.

Things to do in Novorossiysk

Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Rostov-on-Don, Russia

— 2 nights

Gates to the Caucasus

The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rostov-on-Don online journey builder.

Getting from Novorossiysk to Rostov-on-Don by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rostov-on-Don are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Outdoors · Parks

Odessa, Ukraine

— 6 nights

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.
Odessa is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, explore the activities along The Odessa Port, don't miss a visit to Passage, and wander the streets of Arcadia district.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Odessa trip planner.

You can drive from Rostov-on-Don to Odessa in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rostov-on-Don to Odessa due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Odessa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

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.

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.