22 days in Europe & Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Europe & Turkey Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see photos and tourist information, read our London itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to London is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Karachi in July, expect nights in London to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 5th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort George and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Loch Ness, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Inverness attractions site.

Fly from London to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in July, expect Inverness to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in July; daily highs in Paris reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then stop by Las Ramblas, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Selcuk, Turkey

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Selcuk takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome to Selcuk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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.
On the 19th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.