19 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

19 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 1 night
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Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly to Sarajevo International Airport, Drive to Travnik
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Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 2 nights
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Drive to Sarajevo International Airport, Fly to Vienna International Airport, Drive to Krems an der Donau
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Krems an der Donau, Austria
— 2 nights
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Baden, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive to Vienna International Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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Baku, Azerbaijan — 2 nights

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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Baku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get a bit cooler in Baku: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Antalya.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Antalya, Turkey — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), wander the streets of Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then discover the deep blue sea with Deep Walker Diving Resort, and finally explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

To find out how to plan a trip to Antalya, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Baku to Antalya by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 1 hour. August in Antalya sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
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Goreme, Turkey — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at TokalI Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Goreme tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goreme, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Istanbul, Turkey — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Travnik.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2 nights

Travnik is a town and municipality in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, 90km west of Sarajevo. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum Birth House of Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andric and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarena Dzamija. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tvrdava Stari grad and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vlasic Mountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Travnik trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Travnik. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Travnik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Krems an der Donau.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Krems an der Donau, Austria — 2 nights

Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the views at Wachau Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melk Abbey, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Die Kathedralkirche Maria Himmelfahrt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Durnstein Castle, then hike along Weinweg Langenlois, and then head outdoors with Flugplatz Krems - Langenlois.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krems an der Donau trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Travnik to Krems an der Donau. When traveling from Travnik in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Krems an der Donau: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Baden.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Baden, Austria — 2 nights

Baden, unofficially distinguished from other Badens as Baden bei Wien, is a spa town in Austria. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Rax-Seilbahn, then stroll through Rax-Torlweg-Wandersteig, and then get outside with Schneeberg.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Baden trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Krems an der Donau to Baden in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Krems an der Donau in August, you will find days in Baden are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Azerbaijan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.
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Central Bosnia Canton travel guide

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Landmarks · Waterfalls · Historic Sites

Lower Austria travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Specialty Museums
The country's largest province, Lower Austria, offers tourists a taste of Austrian history, culture, and scenery. This region is actually situated in the northernmost part of the country, but was named for its location downriver along the Danube. Take part in outdoor recreation or relax at a top-quality vineyard. Like much of Austria, this region hosts forests and mountains and is dotted with castles and lakes. Additional attractions include museums of traditional handicrafts, a historical abbey, and the nation's newest capital town.
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