60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 4 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
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Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa del Balbianello and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lago di Garda, make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, take in nature's colorful creations at Orto Botanico, and admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Milan is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Milan. Traveling from Buenos Aires in May, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Trieste, Italy

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba and Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa di San Spiridione. Get out of town with these interesting Trieste side-trips: Basilica di Aquileia (in Aquileia), Castle of Duino (in Duino) and Military Memorial Redipuglia (in Fogliano Redipuglia). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Revoltella, step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Giusto, hike along Sentiero Rilke, and engage your brain at Biodiversitario Marino - Museo immersivo dell'Area Marina Protetta di Miramare.

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You can drive from Milan to Trieste in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step off the beaten path and head to Triglav National Park and Parasailing & Paragliding. When in Ljubljana, make a side trip to see Bled Island in Bled, approximately Bled away. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Triple Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and walk around Tivoli Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana travel planner.

Take a shuttle from Trieste to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trieste in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ljubljana, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Zagreb, Croatia

— 5 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Lower Lakes and St. Mark's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zagreb: Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo (in Bosiljevo) and Ciginovac Lake (in Plitvica). Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad), make a trip to King Tomislav Square, hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Assumption.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zagreb road trip planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Belgrade.

Things to do in Zagreb

Side Trips

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Belgrade, Serbia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Crkva Svetog Marka. Explore Belgrade's surroundings by going to Dunavska Street (in Novi Sad) and Petrovaradin Fortress (in Petrovaradin). There's lots more to do: stop by Skadarlija, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum, don't miss a visit to Zemunski kej, and take a stroll through Knez Mihailova.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Belgrade trip planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Belgrade in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sofia.

Things to do in Belgrade

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Sofia, Bulgaria

— 4 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Church St. George Rotunda. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, take an in-depth tour of National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia trip itinerary app.

Getting from Belgrade to Sofia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Belgrade in June since evenings lows in Sofia dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sultanahmet Square and Yeni Camii. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, stroll around Gulhane Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sofia to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in June, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tbilisi.

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Tbilisi, Georgia

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Mtskheta (Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mtatsminda, take a memorable drive along Rustaveli Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Parliament of Georgia.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tbilisi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Tbilisi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Tbilisi due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Transportation

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Yerevan, Armenia

— 4 nights

Pink City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parajanov Museum and Armenian Genocide Museum. When in Yerevan, make a side trip to see The Monastery of Geghard in Geghard, approximately Geghard away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Republic Square, explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, appreciate the history behind Alexander Tamanyan Statue, and see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip itinerary site.

Drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Yerevan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Baku.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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Baku, Azerbaijan

— 4 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baku Old City and Gobustan State Reserve. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Park, ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, and see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

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Getting from Yerevan to Baku by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yerevan in July: highs in Baku hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tehran.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Tehran, Iran

— 2 nights

Teh

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.
On the 7th (Wed), snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge and then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace.

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You can fly from Baku to Tehran in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Standard Time to Iran Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Baku in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tehran, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Ashgabat.

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 2 nights
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts and Ashgabat National Museum of History. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, stroll around 2nd Park, admire the landmark architecture of Wedding Palace, and take in the pleasant sights at Inspiration Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ashgabat travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Ashgabat takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Ashgabat. In July, daytime highs in Ashgabat are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

— 1 night

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and then make a trip to Registan. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gur Emir Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazrat Khizr Mosque, then pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, and finally delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Samarkand travel website.

Getting from Ashgabat to Samarkand by combination of flight, taxi, and train takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, Samarkand is a bit cooler than Ashgabat - with highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

— 2 nights

City of Museums

Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Memorial Complex of Imam Al Bukhari, steep yourself in history at Minaret in Vobkent, then admire the striking features of Chor-Minor, then don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bukhara Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, admire the striking features of Mullo Tursunjon Madrasah, then don't miss a visit to Samanid Mausoleum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Water Tower Shukhova.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukhara day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Samarkand to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bishkek.

Things to do in Bukhara

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

— 1 night
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Panfilov Park, get great views at Flagstaff With Country Flag, and then appreciate the history behind Kurmanzhan Datka Statue. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bishkek vacation maker.

You can fly from Bukhara to Bishkek in 16 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Uzbekistan Standard Time to Kyrgyzstan Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bukhara in July; daily highs in Bishkek reach 38°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Almaty.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature
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Almaty, Kazakhstan

— 2 nights
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Kok-Tobe Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, then stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Beatles Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiken Mosque, make a trip to Big Almaty Lake, and then get to know the resident critters at Falcon Farm Sunkar.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Almaty trip website.

Getting from Bishkek to Almaty by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Almaty sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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