30 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

30 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baghdad, Iraq
— 1 night
2
Erbil, Iraq
— 1 night
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
5
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
6
Tehran, Iran
— 3 nights
7
Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
8
Shiraz, Iran
— 3 nights

1
night
Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad ©
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Orthodox Church - St Gregory The Illuminator. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Baghdadi Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument, and then see the interesting displays at Iraqi Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baghdad trip builder website.

Karachi, Pakistan to Baghdad is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Baghdad. Traveling from Karachi in September, expect nights in Baghdad to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Baghdad

Museums Historic Sites
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Iraqi Museum ©
Iraqi Museum
Al-Shaheed Monument ©
Al-Shaheed Monument

1
night
Erbil, Iraq

Erbil ©
The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): walk around Sami Abdulrahman Park, contemplate the long history of Erbil Citadel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudhafaria Minarett.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Erbil driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Baghdad to Erbil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Baghdad in September: highs in Erbil hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Historic Sites
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Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Mudhafaria Minarett ©
Mudhafaria Minarett

8
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 in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Erbil to Istanbul with the Route module. Traveling from Erbil in September, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (HakkI Atamutlu Kultur Parki, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and don't miss a visit to Pasabag.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Goreme are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Urgup, Alaturca Taner, Guray Museum
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

5
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.
Explore Baku's surroundings by going to Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and explore the striking landscape at Yanardag.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Baku takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Goreme in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baku, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gobustan
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

3
nights
Tehran, Iran

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.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Sadabaad Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Milad Tower, and look for gifts at Majd Telephone Store.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tehran trip planner.

You can fly from Baku to Tehran in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Baku to Tehran is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Baku in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tehran, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace
Walking tours

3
nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the views from Khaju Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isfahan travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Isfahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tehran in September since evenings lows in Isfahan dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge

3
nights
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
When in Shiraz, make a side trip to see Persepolis in Persepolis, approximately Persepolis away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, and examine the collection at Meshkinfam Art Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shiraz itinerary planner.

Getting from Isfahan to Shiraz by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Shiraz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Persepolis
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) ©
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram)
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Persepolis ©
Persepolis

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