32 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

32 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
6
Famagusta, Cyprus
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Antalya, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, then see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ashgabat sightseeing planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Ashgabat is an approximately 8- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Ashgabat is 2 hours. In July, Ashgabat is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts ©
Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake and then walk around Kok-Tobe Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral and then fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Almaty day trip planning app.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Almaty in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Turkmenistan Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ashgabat in July, things will get a bit cooler in Almaty: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

2
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists and then contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishkek day trip site.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Bishkek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bishkek

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

2
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Communication History, then see the interesting displays at Yunus Rajabi House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tashkent itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bishkek to Tashkent in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Tashkent. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Museum of Communication History ©
Museum of Communication History
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art ©
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baku Old City and Baku Boulevard. Heydar Aliyev Center and Flame Towers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio, and stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Tashkent to Baku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tashkent to Baku. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Famagusta.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

1
night
Famagusta, Cyprus

Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, contemplate the long history of Famagusta City Walls, then step into the grandiose world of Othello Castle, then admire the striking features of Salamis Ancient City, and finally admire the striking features of Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas.

Start your trip to Famagusta by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Baku to Famagusta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baku to Famagusta. In July in Famagusta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyrenia.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

3
nights
Kyrenia, Cyprus

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Take a break from the city and head to Kyrenia Harbour and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Bellapais Monastery and Saint Hilarion Castle. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kyrenia Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, step into the grandiose world of Buffavento Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Antiphonitis.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyrenia itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Famagusta to Kyrenia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Famagusta in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyrenia, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kyrenia Castle ©
Kyrenia Castle
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery

5
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Apollo and Ancient Theater. Get a sense of the local culture at Kaleici and Olympos Ruins. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Cirali Beach (in Cirali) and Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antalya travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kyrenia to Antalya in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kyrenia to Antalya. July in Antalya sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Manavgat, Cirali Beach, Goynuk Canyon, Olympos Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

5
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.
Do your shopping at Alaturca Taner and Kapadokya Ebru Sanat Evi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goreme National Park and Balloon Rides. Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Goreme tour site.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Urgup, Uchisar
Highlights from your plan
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Istanbul route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Goreme in August, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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