38 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

38 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  10 h
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
4
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
5
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
6
Tehran, Iran
— 5 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h
7
Erbil, Iraq
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Damascus, Syria
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
9
Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt


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5
nights
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.
When in Tbilisi, make a side trip to see Jvari Church in Mtskheta, approximately Mtskheta away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Kartlis Deda, and explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Tbilisi is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Georgia Standard Time (GET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cairo in October: high temperatures in Tbilisi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Jvari Church
Highlights from your plan
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Walking tours
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baku: Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and stroll around Philharmonic Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Baku travel route planning site.

You can fly from Tbilisi to Baku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Baku sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve

4
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Venture out of the city with trips to Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona) and Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, don't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square, enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tashkent trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Baku to Tashkent in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) to Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charvak Reservoir, Pulatkhan Plateau
Highlights from your plan
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art ©
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): walk around Victory Park, explore the striking landscape at Ala-Archa Gorge, and then don't miss a visit to Borborduk Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, get engrossed in the history at State History Museum, then walk around Panfilov Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tashkent to Bishkek in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tashkent to Bishkek due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Bishkek can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Panfilov Park ©
Panfilov Park

3
nights
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Get out of town with these interesting Dushanbe side-trips: Hisor (Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve & Hisor Fortress). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Rudaki Park, take advantage of the amenities at Delfin Aquapark, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, and make a trip to Anzob Tunnel (Tunnel of Death).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dushanbe trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Bishkek to Dushanbe by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Dushanbe. Traveling from Bishkek in October, you will find days in Dushanbe are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hisor
Highlights from your plan
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
Delfin Aquapark ©
Delfin Aquapark

5
nights
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
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: get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tehran visit planner.

You can fly from Dushanbe to Tehran in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Dushanbe to Tehran. Traveling from Dushanbe in October, Tehran is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

3
nights
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.
Erbil is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel, stroll around Minaret Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudhafaria Minarett, and stop by Bazaar.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Erbil trip website.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Tehran to Erbil takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and car; or fly. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Erbil due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tehran in October: highs in Erbil hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Damascus.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel
Shanadar Park ©
Shanadar Park

3
nights
Damascus, Syria

Damascus ©
Locals claim that the Prophet Muhammad refused to enter Damascus on his journey to Mecca--he wished to enter Paradise only once in his lifetime.
Go for a jaunt from Damascus to Maaloula to see Deir Mar Takla about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, explore the galleries of The National Museum of Damascus, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qassioun (Jebal Kasioun), and deepen your knowledge of military history at The Citadel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Damascus trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Erbil to Damascus takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Erbil to Damascus. Traveling from Erbil in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Damascus, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Amman.

Things to do in Damascus

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Deir Mar Takla
Highlights from your plan
Damascus Umayyad Mosque ©
Damascus Umayyad Mosque
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh ©
Souq al-Hamidiyyeh

3
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jerash (North Theatre, Arch of Hadrian, &more) and Madaba (Machaerus, Memorial Church of Moses, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Citadel, delve into the distant past at Umayyad Open Cistern, see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, and wander the streets of Nabad Art Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Amman trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Damascus to Amman takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amman when traveling from Damascus in November, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jerash, Madaba
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

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