20 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

20 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
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Gobustan, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Manavgat, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Marmaris, Turkey
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Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Zamok Mall, step off the mainland to explore Island of Birds, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter and St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Minsk City Hall, make a trip to Sculpture, get to know the fascinating history of Loshitskiy Park, walk around Chelyuskinites Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of All Saints, and finally find something for the whole family at Gorky Central Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Minsk online tour itinerary maker.

London, UK to Minsk is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Minsk. In July, daytime highs in Minsk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Kaliningrad, Russia

— 2 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 20th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort XI Donhoff, then see the interesting displays at Marzipan museum, and then admire the striking features of Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Beach Promenade, then stroll around Tikhoye Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tortilin Pond, and finally get in on the family fun at Yunost Amusement Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad visit planning tool.

You can fly from Minsk to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Kaliningrad is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Choral Synagogue and Bolsheokhtinskiy Bridge. Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy and Bogoslovka Ethnographic Park will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from St. Petersburg with a short trip to Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Imeni Sverdlova, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the natural beauty at Tauride Garden (Tavricheskiy Sad), admire the landmark architecture of Rostral Columns, and admire the masterpieces at Kameronova Gallery Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, then admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park, and finally get outside with Baku Funicular. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Juma Mosque, play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael Russian Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku day trip site.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Baku takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in July, with highs in Baku at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

Gobustan, Azerbaijan

— 1 night
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gobustan road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gobustan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Gobustan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites
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Goreme, Turkey

— 2 nights
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.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, appreciate the views at Camel Rock, then admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, and finally contemplate the long history of Soganli Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch, then stroll through Zemi Valley, and finally get great views at Sunset Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gobustan to Goreme. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gobustan to Goreme. Traveling from Gobustan in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Antalya, Turkey

— 3 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beydaglari Sahil Milli Parki and Karaalioglu Park. Get outdoors at Bucht Von Adrasan and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Antalya, have some family-friendly fun at Ters Ev, and admire the striking features of Yivli Minaret Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Antalya trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in July, with highs in Antalya at 41°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manavgat, Turkey

— 2 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tyche Tapinagi, then don't miss a visit to Vespasianus Aniti, then delve into the distant past at Side Antik Kenti, and finally delve into the distant past at Seleukia (Lybre). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manavgat attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Manavgat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Manavgat sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Marmaris, Turkey

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Azmak Nehri, visit Datca Peninsula, and then pause for some photo ops at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Pasha Fine Jewelery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll around Ataturk Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marmaris driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Marmaris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Manavgat in August, things will get slightly colder in Marmaris: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.