25 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

25 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip planner

Make it your trip
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Ankara, Turkey
— 1 day
Fly
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Tirana, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
7
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive
8
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Nis, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 1 day
Drive
12
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Fly
13
Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity), Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dubai online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Dubai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ankara.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Ankara, Turkey

— 1 day

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 10th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir and then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

Plan a trip to Ankara easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Dubai to Ankara by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in November, with highs in Ankara at 9°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, visit Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Ankara to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ankara in November, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 17°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 2 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, explore the ancient world of The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, then take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Thessaloniki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Thessaloniki. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in November since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Athens is somewhat warmer than Thessaloniki - with highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Tirana.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Tirana, Albania

— 1 night
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
On the 20th (Sat), make a trip to Skanderbeg Square, explore the galleries of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, make a trip to Clock Tower, then stroll around Grand Park (Parku i Madh), and finally soothe aching muscles at Deluxe Spa & Massage.

To plan Tirana vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Athens to Tirana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tirana, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Tirana

Spas · Baths · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

— 1 night
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
On the 21st (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Millennium Cross, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain of Vodno, and then get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Skopje trip planner.

Drive from Tirana to Skopje in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tirana in November, with highs in Skopje at 15°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Skopje

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then stop by Galeria Nina, and then hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Boyana Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, and then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sofia travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Skopje to Sofia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Skopje to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Sofia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 24th (Wed), walk around Herăstrău Park, take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, and finally don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and then take in the exciting artwork at Rotenberg-Uzunov.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nis.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Nis, Serbia

— 2 nights
Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. On the 26th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca, then steep yourself in history at Nis Fortress, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nis attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bucharest to Nis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Bucharest to Nis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Nis, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Podgorica.

Things to do in Nis

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Podgorica, Montenegro

— 1 day
One of Europe's most relaxed and newest capital cities, Podgorica sits on the confluence of two rivers, with two sides of it offering two different options for exploring.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Morača River and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dajbabe Monastery.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Podgorica online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nis to Podgorica takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 1 night

Jerusalem of Europe

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.
On the 28th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel, take in the views from Latin Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), then get engrossed in the history at War Childhood Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarajevo itinerary maker.

You can drive from Podgorica to Sarajevo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Belgrade online trip planner.

You can fly from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. November in Belgrade sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30: