17 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

17 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Batumi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  6 h
6
Tehran, Iran
— 1 night
+2
Subway + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
7
Bamyan, Afghanistan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
8
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Vancouver to Istanbul. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then learn and have fun at Naile Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme online travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Goreme hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Naile Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
night
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Batumi Boulevard, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Batumi Dolphinarium, and finally explore the world behind art at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Batumi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Batumi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Goreme to Batumi is 1 hour. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Batumi: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Batumi Dolphinarium ©
Batumi Dolphinarium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the views from The Bridge of Peace and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tbilisi trip planner.

Getting from Batumi to Tbilisi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tbilisi, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

2
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Republic Square, then examine the collection at Armenian Genocide Museum, then examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and finally explore the ancient world of Khor Virap. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, and then appreciate the history behind Hayk Bzhishkyan Statue.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan tour app.

You can drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Yerevan when traveling from Tbilisi in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Garni Temple, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

1
night
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Sadabaad Palace and then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tehran route builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Yerevan to Tehran takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yerevan to Tehran, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tehran when traveling from Yerevan in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bamyan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace

1
night
Bamyan, Afghanistan

Bamyan ©
For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then contemplate the long history of Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bamyan tour planning tool.

Getting from Tehran to Bamyan by combination of subway, flight, and car takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Tehran to Bamyan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Band-e-Amir National Park ©
Band-e-Amir National Park
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) ©
Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City)

2
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Baku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Bamyan to Baku by combination of car and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Bamyan to Baku. In September in Baku, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

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