24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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24 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Irvine, United States
Drive + Fly:  18​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sinop, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Trabzon, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Lazarevskoye, Russia
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Varna, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h
End: Irvine, United States


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4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultanahmet District and Basilica Cistern. Get a sense of the local culture at Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour itinerary maker website .

Irvine, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 11 hours. Traveling from Irvine in November, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (58°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Sinop, Turkey

Sinop ©
Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Sinop Castle, then don't miss a visit to Sinop Cezaevi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hamsilos Koyu, and finally enjoy the sea views from Inceburun Lighthouse. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alaattin Camii, get engrossed in the history at Sinop Archaeology Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Ethnography Museum Arslan Torun Mansion.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sinop trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Sinop. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Sinop. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Sinop

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Inceburun Lighthouse ©
Inceburun Lighthouse
Alaattin Camii ©
Alaattin Camii
Sinop Castle ©
Sinop Castle

2
nights
Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü, then get great views at Sumela Monastery, then take some stellar pictures from Boztepe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gulbahar Hatun Cami, then see the interesting displays at Culture Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Gulbahar Hatun Tomb.

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

Getting from Sinop to Trabzon by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. In November, daytime highs in Trabzon are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Culture Museum
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Soumela Monastery ©
Soumela Monastery
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
Culture Museum ©
Culture Museum

2
nights
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 18th (Mon): try your luck at Casino International, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Museum of Adjara, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Batumi Brewery Batumuri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): do a tasting at Adjarian Wine House, examine the collection at Batumi Archeological Museum, and then make a trip to Alphabetic Tower.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Batumi holiday builder .

Drive from Trabzon to Batumi in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trabzon to Batumi. In November in Batumi, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lazarevskoye.

Things to do in Batumi

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Adjarian Wine House
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Batumi Archeological Museum ©
Batumi Archeological Museum
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Museum of Adjara ©
Museum of Adjara

1
night
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
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 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Georgian National Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tbilisi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Batumi to Tbilisi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Batumi in November: high temperatures in Tbilisi hover around 54°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Lazarevskoye.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Museums Historic Sites
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Georgian National Museum ©
Georgian National Museum
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

3
nights
Lazarevskoye, Russia

Lazarevskoye ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Krestovaya Pustyn, then take in the exciting artwork at Fort Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral St. Michael the Archangel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Godlik fortress. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Lazarevskiy Ethnographic Museum, don't miss a visit to Sun Clock Sail, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Crew of Destroyer Kerch, then examine the collection at Alexander Kiselev Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Historical and Local Lore Museum of Tuapse Military Defence.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lazarevskoye trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tbilisi to Lazarevskoye. The time zone difference when traveling from Tbilisi to Lazarevskoye is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Tbilisi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lazarevskoye, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 45°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Lazarevskoye

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sochi, Tuapse
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Fort Art Gallery ©
Fort Art Gallery

2
nights
Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, then examine the collection at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, then don't miss a visit to Monument to the Flooded Ships in Sevastopol, and finally see the interesting displays at Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Primorskiy Boulevard, pause for some photo ops at Admiral Nakhimov Monument, and then don't miss a visit to Brotherhood Cemetery of Sevastopol Defenders.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sevastopol online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Lazarevskoye to Sevastopol by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Lazarevskoye to Sevastopol is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Odessa.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arabic Cultural Center, then wander the streets of Arcadia district, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 10 Apryelya Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lanzheron Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa holiday website .

You can drive from Sevastopol to Odessa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In November in Odessa, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varna.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral ©
Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral
Arcadia district ©
Arcadia district

2
nights
Varna, Bulgaria

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Stone Forest, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Varna vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Varna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Odessa in November: highs in Varna hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik
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2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
On the 30th (Sat), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museums, then contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and finally take a stroll through Istiklal Street.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Varna to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Varna to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Varna in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi

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