32 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

32 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
3
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
4
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
5
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
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Famagusta, Cyprus
— 1 night
7
Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 3 nights
8
Antalya, Turkey
— 5 nights
9
Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
10
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights

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.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, 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
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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.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Almaty day trip planning app.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Almaty in 7 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
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Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

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.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, 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 fly; 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 · Historic Sites
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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. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication History, take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tashkent visit planning site.

Getting from Bishkek to Tashkent by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Kyrgyzstan Time to Uzbekistan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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 Heydar Aliyev Center and Baku Boulevard. Gobustan State Reserve and Ateshgah Fire Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, view the masterpieces at Ali Shamsi Studio, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Baku trip planner.

Getting from Tashkent to Baku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tashkent to Baku due to the time zone difference. In July in Baku, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Famagusta.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard
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
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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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bellapais Monastery and Buffavento Castle. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Saint Hilarion Castle, steep yourself in history at Kyrenia Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangelos Michael Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Antiphonitis.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyrenia trip planning app.

Getting from Famagusta to Kyrenia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Famagusta in July, you will find days in Kyrenia are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Kyrenia Castle ©
Kyrenia Castle

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 Ancient Theater and Hadrian's Gate. Get a sense of the local culture at Antalya Muzesi and Temple of Apollo. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Olympos Ruins (in Olympos), Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk) and Cirali Beach (in Cirali). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and wander the streets of Kaleici.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kyrenia to Antalya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Antalya, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Manavgat, Olympos Ruins, Cirali Beach, Goynuk Canyon
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:
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Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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 Kapadokya Ebru Sanat Evi and Alaturca Taner. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fairy Chimneys and Gulludere Vadisi. Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Uzumlu Kilise, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Goreme road trip app.

Getting from Antalya to Goreme by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, Goreme is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu, Uchisar
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Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Ortakoy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planning app.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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