31 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

31 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Hammamet, Tunisia
+4
train + foot + bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
1
Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Batumi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Yerevan, Armenia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
End: Hammamet, Tunisia

6
nights
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.
Goreme National Park and Goreme Acikhava Muzesi will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Balloon Rides and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings will get you outdoors. Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Guzelyurt (Ihlara Valley & Sivisli Church) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner .

Hammamet, Tunisia to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammamet to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hammamet in June, things will get a bit cooler in Goreme: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Goreme

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Guzelyurt, Uchisar Castle, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Goreme Acikhava Muzesi ©
Goreme Acikhava Muzesi

4
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Bibi-Heybat Mosque. Escape the urban bustle at Crystall Hall and Shikhovo Beach. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, stroll through Dagustu Park, and make a trip to Old City Baku.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Baku trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Baku takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Time (AZT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Baku when traveling from Goreme in July, with lows around 26°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Baku

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Crystall Hall ©
Crystall Hall
Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

3
nights
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphinarium and Kobuleti Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Batumi Boulevard and Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo". The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Sarpi Beach, and make a trip to Argo Cable Car.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Batumi trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Baku to Batumi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Baku in July, expect nights in Batumi to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sarpi Beach, Kobuleti Beach
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Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Kobuleti Beach ©
Kobuleti Beach
Sarpi Beach ©
Sarpi Beach

4
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Tsminda Sameba Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uplistsiche Cave Town and Narikala Fortress. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Jvari Church & Samtavro Church). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anchiskhati Basilica, look for gifts at Gallery 27, get engrossed in the history at Georgian National Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Batumi to Tbilisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Batumi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tbilisi, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Uplistsiche Cave Town
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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Uplistsiche Cave Town ©
Uplistsiche Cave Town
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

5
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Monastery of Geghard and Garni Temple. You'll explore and learn at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and History Museum of Armenia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni (Charent's Arch & Garni Gorge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Amberd Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Hripsime Church, examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, and don't miss a visit to Republic Square.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Tbilisi to Yerevan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Tbilisi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yerevan, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Yerevan

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Garni, Vagharshapat, The Monastery of Geghard, Hayravank Monastery, Amberd Fortress
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip app .

Fly from Yerevan to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Armenia Time (AMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Yerevan in July, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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