60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Aarhus, Denmark
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Pula, Croatia
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Split, Croatia
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Athens, Greece
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
4
Persepolis, Iran
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
5
Gaziantep, Turkey
— 7 nights
Drive:  15​h
6
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
— 10 nights
+3
train + subway + foot + Fly:  12​h
End: Aarhus, Denmark


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9
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pula: Vina Radovan (in Radovani), Cultural and educational Center Kastel (in Motovun) and Visnjan (Vina Poletti & Lavanda Deklevi). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, find something for the whole family at Medieval Theme Park Sanc. Michael, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Sea (Mornaricka crkva), and explore the historical opulence of Kastrum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pula online itinerary planner .

Aarhus, Denmark to Pula is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Aarhus, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pula, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Vodnjan, Pazin, Labin, Visnjan, Medieval Theme Park Sanc. Michael
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Vina Poletti ©
Vina Poletti

11
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Split: Skrip (The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip, Museum uja, & more), Jaksic Galerija (in Donji Humac) and Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac (in Nerezisca). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palazzo di Diocleziano, take an in-depth tour of Dominican Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and see the sky in a new way at Napoleon Fortress (Napuljn).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Split trip builder .

Traveling by car from Pula to Split takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Split when traveling from Pula in January, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Hvar, Skrip, Bol, Postira, Supetar
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

11
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth), St. Luke Archibishop (in Lefkakia) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Athens itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Split to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Split to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Persepolis.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nafplio, Attica Zoological Park, Neraida Floating Museum, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Akrokorinthos
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

7
nights
Persepolis, Iran

Persepolis ©
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Persepolis: Shiraz (Zinat ol Molk House, Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, & more) and Pasargad (Tomb of Cyrus, Pasargad, & more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Persepolis and steep yourself in history at Ka'ba-ye Zartosht.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Persepolis trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Persepolis. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Iran Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in February since evenings lows in Persepolis dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Persepolis

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shiraz, Pasargad
Highlights from your plan
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) ©
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram)
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

7
nights
Gaziantep, Turkey

Gaziantep ©
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gaziantep: Sanliurfa (Balikligol, Halil Ul Rahman Mosque, & more), Osmaniye (Karacay Selalesi & Berke BarajI) and Kahramanmaras (1920 Kurtulus Muzesi, Kahramanmaras Etnografya Muzesi, & more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gaziantep Museum of Archaelogy, explore the historical opulence of Pisirici Kasteli ve Mescidi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Omeriye Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaziantep day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Persepolis to Gaziantep with the Route module. Traveling from Persepolis in February, expect nights in Gaziantep to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sanliurfa, Kahramanmaras, Osmaniye, Sahinbey
Highlights from your plan
Zeugma Mosaic Museum ©
Zeugma Mosaic Museum
Halil Ul Rahman Mosque ©
Halil Ul Rahman Mosque

10
nights
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plovdiv: Sofia (Walking tours, Saint Sofia Church, & more), Borovets (Horseback Riding Tours, Borovets Ski Resort, & more) and Pamporovo Ski Resort (in Smolyan). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Central Balkan National Park. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sveta Nedelya Church, admire the landmark architecture of Bakalova House, and have fun at 360 Degrees Shooting & Training Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Plovdiv travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gaziantep to Plovdiv takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Gaziantep in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Plovdiv, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sofia, Borovets, Stara Zagora, Central Balkan National Park, Valley of Roses
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Walking tours

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