60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Kaliningrad, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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Kazan, Russia
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Shiraz, Iran
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Isfahan, Iran
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Selcuk, Turkey
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Pamukkale, Turkey
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Goreme, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Eger, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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Gothenburg, Sweden

— 3 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Haga and Aeroseum. Universeum and Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Hono), Roro naturreservat (in Ockero) and Ekopark Halle- och Hunneberg (in Vargon). There's much more to do: hike along Vandringsleden runt Marstrandson, identify plant and animal life at Akulla Bokskogar, step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago, and see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gothenburg trip itinerary website.

Tokyo, Japan to Gothenburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tokyo to Gothenburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in March, with highs in Gothenburg at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stockholm, Sweden

— 6 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Fotografiska Stockholm and Royal Palace capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Stockholm to Heby to see Gardsjo Algpark about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at The Green Trails, stop by Stockholm Old Town, get a new perspective on nature at Swedish Museum of Natural History, and get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm day trip planning website.

Fly from Gothenburg to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in March, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Helsinki, Finland

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and The Anna Akhmatova Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Russian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, make a trip to Palace Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. In March, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Kaliningrad, Russia

— 1 night

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip tool.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in March, things will get a bit warmer in Kaliningrad: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Moscow, Russia

— 4 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square and State Tretyakov Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Basil's Cathedral and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Venture out of the city with trips to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Kolomna Kremlin (in Kolomna). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, and examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moscow online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kaliningrad in March; daily highs in Moscow reach 2°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kazan, Russia

— 1 night

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Philanthropist.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kazan holiday maker app.

You can fly from Moscow to Kazan in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow in March, Kazan is slightly colder at night with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Shiraz, Iran

— 3 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Haan Art Shop and Manteghi Nezhad Historical House. Persepolis and Pasargad will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagsh-e Rostam (in Persepolis) and Royal Road (in Pasargad). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Vakil Bazaar, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, steep yourself in history at Qavam House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vakil Mosque.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shiraz travel route app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kazan to Shiraz. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kazan to Shiraz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kazan in March, things will get warmer in Shiraz: highs are around 23°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Isfahan, Iran

— 2 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vank Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, then take in the views from Khaju Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, step into the grandiose world of Chehel Sotoun, then explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, and finally snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge.

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

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Isfahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shiraz in April since evenings lows in Isfahan dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums

Selcuk, Turkey

— 5 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Camlik Locomotive Museum and Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Bibliotheque de Celsus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, make a trip to Curetes Street, get to know the fascinating history of Mermerli Yol, and contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

Make your Selcuk itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Selcuk takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Isfahan to Selcuk. In April, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online trip maker.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Goreme, Turkey

— 4 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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Goreme National Park and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). There's lots more to do: do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kolonlu Kilise, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Goreme trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 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.
Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, look for all kinds of wild species at Bentler Tabiat Parki, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip app.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Eger.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Eger, Hungary

— 2 nights

Hungarian Rome

Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Crystal Gallery and Exhibition and Egri Road Beatles Museum. Popular historic sites such as Eger Castle and The Basilica are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eger: Szilvasvarad (Szalajka Valley & Szalajka-Volgy Information House) and Miskolc (Lillafured & Castle of Diosgyor). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Dobo Square, examine the collection at Kopcsik Marcipania Szamos edessegbolt, browse the exhibits of Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Valley of the Beautiful Women.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Eger tour app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Eger in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Koller Gallery. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, and view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip planning tool.

Drive from Eger to Budapest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Iran travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.

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.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.