55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 1 night
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Nantes, France
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
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Lier, Belgium
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
— 1 night
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Museo Egizio and Pinacoteca di Brera capture your imagination. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Arche Scaligere, Casa di Giulietta, &more) and Turin (Museo Nazionale del Cinema & Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Milan vacation planning site.

Mendrisio, Switzerland to Milan is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 5 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau d'If. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Eglise St-Trophime (in Arles), Avignon (Pont d'Avignon, Palais des Papes, &more) and Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, visit The Panier, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Saint-Etienne.
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Saint-Etienne, France — 1 night

Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Musee de la mine, then identify plant and animal life at Gorges de la Loire, and then examine the collection at Musee des Verts.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Etienne online journey planner.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Etienne by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in September, with highs in Saint-Etienne at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.
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Nantes, France — 4 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Villandry and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Les Machines de L'ile and Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage. Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Pointe du Grand Mont (in Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys) and Centre de plongee H2JO (in Arzon). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye, examine the collection at Musee Jules Verne, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nantes trip maker website.

Getting from Saint-Etienne to Nantes by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Nantes to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Nantes in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 5 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Ghent City Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and examine the collection at Historium Brugge.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bruges itinerary website.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liege.
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Liege, Belgium — 1 night

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Jacques, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), then get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, and finally admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren, explore the different monuments and memorials at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, and then identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Liege tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Liege takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lier.
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Lier, Belgium — 1 night

Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, and then see the interesting displays at Zimmer Tower.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lier trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Liege to Lier in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Lier sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 2 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and then admire the landmark architecture of Havenhuis.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Antwerp online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lier to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Antwerp are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Minsk.
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Minsk, Belarus — 3 nights

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mir Castle and Museum Strana Mini. Appreciate the collections at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Take a break from Minsk with a short trip to Dudutki Museum Complex in Ptich, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, get your bearings at National Library of Belarus, pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, and take an in-depth tour of Money Museum Groshi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Minsk trip maker tool.

You can fly from Antwerp to Minsk in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Antwerp in September: highs in Minsk hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Moscow.
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Moscow, Russia — 4 nights

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 Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Popular historic sites such as Saint Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum are in your itinerary. Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Moscow online tour builder.

Fly from Minsk to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Minsk in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Moscow, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rostov-on-Don.
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia — 1 night

The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, then look for gifts at Semikarakorskaya Ceramics Official Store, and then stop by Underpass Art. On the next day, learn about all things military at Cultural and Exhibition Center of DGTU Don Cossack Guard.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rostov-on-Don trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in October: highs in Rostov-on-Don hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Baku.
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Baku, Azerbaijan — 1 night

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku holiday builder website.

Fly from Rostov-on-Don to Baku in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rostov-on-Don to Baku. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rostov-on-Don in October, with highs in Baku at 21°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Tbilisi.
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Tbilisi, Georgia — 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jvari Church and Uplistsiche Cave Town. Get some historical perspective at Narikala Fortress and Tsminda Sameba Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Stalin Museum in Gori (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, and get engrossed in the history at Georgian National Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Tbilisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Baku in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Tbilisi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 4 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Get some historical perspective at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Let the collections at Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of The House with Chimeras, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

Before you visit Kyiv (Kiev), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Tbilisi to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Kyiv (Kiev) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tbilisi in October, things will get little chillier in Kyiv (Kiev): highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Cappella Sansevero and Galleria Borbonica. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sorrento), Amalfi Coast Drive (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

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Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Naples takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in October, plan for much warmer days in Naples, with highs around 27°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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