31 days in Europe, Asia & Middle East Itinerary

31 days in Europe, Asia & Middle East Itinerary

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31 days in Europe, Asia & Middle East Itinerary

Hammamet, Tunisia
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h
Marmaris, Turkey
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  12​h
Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Esfahan, Iran
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
Hammamet, Tunisia

4
days
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 Mazi Underground City will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the galleries of Goreme Acikhava Muzesi, stroll through Uchisar Castle, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme online attractions 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. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Hammamet in June, things will get slightly colder in Goreme: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Goreme

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Uchisar Castle
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center

2
days
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Marmaris 19 May Youth Square and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Goreme to Marmaris takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Marmaris. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Marmaris

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Iztuzu Beach, Latina Goldsmith
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Blue Paradise Boat ©
Marmaris Blue Paradise Boat

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Batumi Boulevard, identify plant and animal life at Dolphinarium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at 6 May Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarpi Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Batumi online vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marmaris to Batumi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Marmaris to Batumi is 2 hours. While traveling from Marmaris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Batumi, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Batumi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Sarpi Beach
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Dolphinarium ©
Dolphinarium
Sarpi Beach ©
Sarpi Beach
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard

3
days
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 inner history buff will appreciate Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Old City Baku. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower, don't miss a visit to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, explore and take pictures at Baku Olympic Stadium, and get to know the fascinating history of Boom Town.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baku attractions planner.

Fly from Batumi to Baku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Batumi in June: highs in Baku hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum ©
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

1
day
Sheki, Azerbaijan

Sheki ©
A vacation in Sheki, a small town situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, provides tourists with endless hiking opportunities and views of dramatic snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sheki Khan's Palace, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sheki road trip site .

Traveling by car from Baku to Sheki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Sheki

#Historic Sites
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Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Sheki Fortress ©
Sheki Fortress

4
days
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.
Get outdoors at Hayravank Monastery and Yerevan Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Monastery of Geghard and Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Hripsime Church, take in the views from Kievyan Bridge, and stroll through Lovers' Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yerevan day trip site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Sheki to Yerevan takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sheki in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yerevan, with lows around 18°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Yerevan

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Khor Virap, Amberd Fortress, The Monastery of Geghard, Hayravank Monastery, Saint Hripsime Church
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

2
days
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, and then examine the collection at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, make a trip to Darakeh, and then admire the striking features of Niavaran Palace Complex.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yerevan to Tehran by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yerevan in June: high temperatures in Tehran hover around 40°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Esfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
National Museum of Iran ©
National Museum of Iran
Niavaran Palace Complex ©
Niavaran Palace Complex

1
day
Esfahan, Iran

Esfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of jame Mosque of Isfahan, then contemplate the long history of Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vank Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Esfahan online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tehran to Esfahan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tehran in June, Esfahan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Esfahan

#Historic Sites
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Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square) ©
Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square)
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral

7
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dalia Beach and Solar Plajı. Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Esfahan to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Esfahan to Istanbul is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Esfahan in June: highs in Istanbul hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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