21 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

21 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Blagoveshchensk, Russia
— 2 nights
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Harbin, China
— 2 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 2 nights
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Urumqi, China
— 2 nights
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
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Krasnodar, Russia
— 2 nights
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Batumi, Georgia
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Blagoveshchensk, Russia — 2 nights

Blagoveshchensk is a city and the administrative center of Amur Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Amur and Zeya Rivers, opposite to the Chinese city of Heihe. Your day by day itinerary now includes Amurchonok Regional Puppet Theater as well as Amur Regional Drama Theatre. On the 1st (Fri), get curious at Paleontologic Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Annunciation, browse the different shops at SM Ostrova, then catch a live performance at Amur Regional Drama Theatre, then see a show at Amurchonok Regional Puppet Theater, and finally examine the collection at Amur Regional Local Lore Museum of Novikov-Daurskiy. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument, take in the pleasant sights at Victory Square, ride a horse along Allure, then examine the collection at Museum of Civil Aviation of The Amur Region, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Alexander Nevskiy, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Border Guard With a Dog.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Blagoveshchensk online trip itinerary builder.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Harbin.
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Harbin, China — 2 nights

The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
You've now added Coco Club to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): walk around Harbin Forest Park, admire the masterpieces at Architectural Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jinan international Shopping Plaza, then browse the different shops at Mykal Supermarket, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Harbin Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral. On the next day, get a taste of local nightlife at Coco Club, relax in the rural setting at Harbin Northern Modern City Agriculture Model Garden, see the interesting displays at ZhongGuo MuDiao YiShuGuan, then get engrossed in the history at The Northeast Martyrs Memorial, then examine the collection at Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at HaErBin GuiHua ZhanLanGuan.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Harbin trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blagoveshchensk to Harbin. The time zone difference when traveling from Blagoveshchensk to Harbin is 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Harbin are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ulaanbaatar.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — 2 nights

The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nomadic Trails, Fat Cat Jazz Club Ulaanbaatar, Mojito Cocktail House, and other attractions. Shop till you drop at Galleria Ulaanbaatar and 976 Art Gallery. Chenresig Temple and National History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manzshir Monastery, explore the striking landscape of Hustai National Park, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of the Victims of Political Repression, and steep yourself in history at Gandantegchenling Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar trip planner.

You can fly from Harbin to Ulaanbaatar in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Harbin in October: high temperatures in Ulaanbaatar hover around 8°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Urumqi.
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Urumqi, China — 2 nights

As one of China's fastest-growing cities, Urumqi is a melting pot of international people and cultures set against a mountainous backdrop.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Glacier No.1 at the Headwaters of Urumqi River, Tianshan Mountains, Red Mountain, Heavenly Lake of Tianshan, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tianshan Mountains and Nanshan Baiyanggou Scenic Area-Juhuatai Grassland. Take a break from the city and head to Tianchi Forest Park and Mt. Tianshan Ski Area. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Tianshan Grand Canyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Southern Mosque, don't miss a visit to Grand Bazzar, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Red Hill.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Urumqi driving holiday site.

Explore your travel options from Ulaanbaatar to Urumqi with the Route module. When traveling from Ulaanbaatar in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Urumqi: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nur-Sultan.
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan — 2 nights

First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Linguastudium as well as Arai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Arai, join in the after-dark buzz at Linguastudium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Municipal Mosque, then buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally explore the striking landscape of Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nur-Sultan trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Urumqi to Nur-Sultan with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Urumqi to Nur-Sultan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Urumqi in October: high temperatures in Nur-Sultan hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Krasnodar.
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Krasnodar, Russia — 2 nights

Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Premier Music Theater, Stadium FC Krasnodar, Safari Park, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at F. Kovalenko the Krasnodar Regional Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery 7 Kartin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Nativity, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Public Baths TRI BOGATYRYA, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elijah Church. Keep things going the next day: catch a live performance at Premier Music Theater, catch a live event at Stadium FC Krasnodar, appreciate the history behind Bust Monument Georgy Zhukov, then don't miss a visit to Memorial Arch Kuban Proud of Them, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Kuban Cossacks, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Krasnodar road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nur-Sultan to Krasnodar. Traveling from Nur-Sultan to Krasnodar, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Krasnodar is a bit warmer than Nur-Sultan - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Batumi.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Argo Cable Car, Batumi Botanical Gardens, Seafood Market, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo" and Kobuleti Museum. Get some cultural insight at Mosque Batumi and Batumi Archeological Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Batumi: Ureki Beach (in Ureki), Mtirala National Park (in Kobuleti) and Makhuntseti Waterwall (in Keda). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, make a trip to Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum of Adjara, and take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Boulevard.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Batumi online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Krasnodar to Batumi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Krasnodar in October, with highs in Batumi at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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