24 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

24 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
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Izmir, Turkey
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
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Sochi, Russia
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Antalya, Turkey

— 1 night
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.
On the 4th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Antalya Aquarium, stop by Kaleici, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antalya trip itinerary builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Antalya is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Antalya reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Izmir, Turkey

— 1 night

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): walk around Izmir Wild Life Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Izmir route planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Izmir in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, Izmir is a bit cooler than Antalya - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Izmir to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Izmir in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Batumi, Georgia

— 2 nights
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 10th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Medea Monument, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batumi Boulevard, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Ali and Nino, and finally admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, and finally make a trip to Europe Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Batumi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Batumi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Batumi is 1 hour. August in Batumi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Zipin Tbilisi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, then take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, and then have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

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

Fly from Batumi to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Batumi in August, you will find days in Tbilisi are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 3 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.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, then enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, make a trip to Fountains Square, then go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and finally see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Tbilisi to Baku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums

Sochi, Russia

— 2 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove and then get in on the family fun at Sochi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Electrical Museum of Nikola Tesla, walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and then admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sochi driving holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Baku to Sochi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baku to Sochi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baku in August, you will find days in Sochi are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sochi

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Moscow, Russia

— 2 nights

Third Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, and then contemplate the long history of Red Square. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wide array of goods at GUM, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sochi to Moscow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sochi in August, expect Moscow to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, make a trip to Palace Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online vacation planner.

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.

Azerbaijan travel guide

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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.

Russia travel guide

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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.