30 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

30 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
3
Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
5
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
6
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
7
Larnaca, Cyprus
— 3 nights
8
Paphos, Cyprus
— 4 nights

3
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, and get outside with Pasha Quluzade.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Baku driving holiday planning app.

New York City, USA to Baku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Baku, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Baku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Gobustan
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Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

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 8th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: revel in the low prices at Yuliko & Friends Concept Store, explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

Before you visit Tbilisi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Baku to Tbilisi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Walking tours
Yuliko & Friends Concept Store ©
Yuliko & Friends Concept Store
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

4
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). There's much more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get a taste of the local shopping with Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan holiday planner.

You can drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Yerevan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ararat Province, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
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Zipline
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Spas & Wellness

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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 Museum, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Yerevan to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yerevan to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yerevan in December, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much warmer (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, thensoar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with an extreme tour and then get outside with Pamukkale Balloons.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip builder tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

4
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
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.
When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu, approximately Derinkuyu away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme journey maker website.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Goreme, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Larnaca.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Kaymakli Underground City, Guray Museum
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Kaymakli Underground City ©
Kaymakli Underground City

3
nights
Larnaca, Cyprus

Larnaca ©
Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyrenia (Bellapais Monastery & Saint Hilarion Castle) and Nicosia (The Cyprus Museum, Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Camel Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hala Sultan Tekke, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Lazarus, and contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Larnaca tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Larnaca takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Larnaca. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in December, with highs in Larnaca at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Larnaca

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nicosia, Kyrenia, Camel Park, Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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Hala Sultan Tekke ©
Hala Sultan Tekke
Camel Park ©
Camel Park
Larnaka Salt Lake ©
Larnaka Salt Lake

4
nights
Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paphos: Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion) and Limassol City (Kolossi Castle & The Sanctuary Of Apollo). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, see the interesting displays at Byzantine Museum, go for a walk through Paphos Harbour and Port, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Panagia Theoskepasti.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paphos attractions planner.

You can drive from Larnaca to Paphos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Paphos are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Limassol City, Akamas Peninsula National Park
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Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Akamas Peninsula National Park ©
Akamas Peninsula National Park
The Villa of Theseus ©
The Villa of Theseus

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