55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

55 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
— 5 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 6 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 6 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 5 nights
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Dortmund, Germany
— 6 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 7 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia — 5 nights

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.
Soldier Synagogue and Modern Fine Arts Museum on Dmitrovskaya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Greek Cathedral of the Annunciation and The Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Garabed. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rostov-on-Don: Azov Historical Archeological and Paleontological Museum-Reserve (in Azov) and Ascension Cathedral (in Novocherkassk). There's much more to do: stroll around Rostov-on-Don Embankment, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rostov Zoo, cool off at H2O Aquapark, and admire the local landmark of Fontain.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rostov-on-Don tour itinerary app.

Moscow to Rostov-on-Don is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow in September, things will get a bit warmer in Rostov-on-Don: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tashkent.
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan — 6 nights

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amir Timur Museum and Ensemble Hazrati Imam. Let the collections at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art and Railway Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tashkent: Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, get engrossed in the history at State Museum "In Memory of the Victims of Repression", pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tashkent day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rostov-on-Don to Tashkent. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rostov-on-Don to Tashkent. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tbilisi.
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Tbilisi, Georgia — 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Narikala Fortress and Sioni Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral and Jvari Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Gori (Uplistsiche Cave Town & Stalin Museum) and Mtskheta (The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral). Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Georgian National Museum, examine the collection at Open Air Museum of Ethnography, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, and look for gifts at Gallery 27.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi trip planner.

You can fly from Tashkent to Tbilisi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tashkent to Tbilisi. September in Tbilisi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 5 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra and St. Sophia's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Tbilisi to Kyiv (Kiev) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Kyiv (Kiev). Traveling from Tbilisi in September, expect Kyiv (Kiev) to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Dortmund.
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Dortmund, Germany — 6 nights

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Marienkirche and Binarium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Ostfriedhof Dortmund and Burg Bentheim will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dortmund: Museum Kloster Kamp (in Kamp-Lintfort), LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten (in Xanten) and Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Emsdettener Venn, explore the world behind art at Museum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, admire the natural beauty at Botanical garden Rombergpark, and take an in-depth tour of Brewery Museum Dortmund.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dortmund tour builder app.

Fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Dortmund in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Dortmund due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 7 nights

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Museum Ludwig and Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cologne Cathedral and Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Trier (St. Paulin-Kirche, Porta Nigra, &more), Wildpark (in Bad Marienberg) and Stadel Museum (in Frankfurt). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Teverener Heide, stroll through Nationalpark Eifel, see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and step into the grandiose world of Eltz Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cologne route planning website.

You can drive from Dortmund to Cologne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cologne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Eindhoven.
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands — 7 nights

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
Netherlands American Cemetery and preHistorisch Dorp are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Airborne Cemetery and St. Catharinakerk for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eindhoven: Maastricht (Basilica of St. Servatius & Boekhandel Dominicanen), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum de Dreijen, examine the collection at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, find something for the whole family at Efteling, and take a peaceful walk through Strabrechtse Heide.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cologne to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 15th (Sun).
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 10 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Museum Van de Geest, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Eindhoven to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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