59 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

59 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
— 1 day
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
8
Decan, Kosovo
— 1 night
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Butrint, Albania
— 1 day
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
12
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 3 nights
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 3 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 1 day
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Saviour's Church and Geo Center Mons Klint. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Liselund (in Borre), Moen (Soemarkedyssen & Mons Klint) and Elmelunde Kirke (in Stege). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Christiansborg Slot, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Copenhagen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from Manchester to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Moen
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Our Saviour's Church ©
Our Saviour's Church
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Christiansborg Slot ©
Christiansborg Slot

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ghent City Center and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Venture out of the city with trips to Battle of Polygon Wood (in Zonnebeke), Ieper (Ypres) (Ramparts Cemetery & Hooge Crater Museum) and Korenmarkt (in Ghent). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, stroll the grounds of Langemark Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges journey planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Bruges in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Zonnebeke, Ieper (Ypres), Ghent, Museum Aan de IJzer, Langemark Cemetery
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Visit Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mardasson Memorial and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Mons (St Symphorien Military Cemetery, Francois Duesberg Museum, &more), Liege (La Boverie & Coteaux de la Citadelle) and 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne (in Bastogne). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels attractions planning app.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Escaldes-Engordany.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Antwerp, Mons, Liege, Bastogne
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial

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Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra

Escaldes-Engordany ©
Boasting a host of hot springs and just a stone's throw away from the capital, Les Escalades is a popular choice for those who want some rest and relaxation after hitting the slopes or the stores.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Electricity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, see the interesting displays at Museo etnografico Casa Cristo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada, then examine the collection at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, and finally examine the collection at Museo De La Miniatura De Ordino.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Escaldes-Engordany journey app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brussels to Escaldes-Engordany in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Escaldes-Engordany

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ordino, Encamp, Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, Museu Casa Rull, Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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Museu Casa Rull ©
Museu Casa Rull
Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada ©
Church of Sant Marti de La Cortinada
Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters ©
Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters

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Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
You'll explore and learn at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip and Live Museum Split. Get some cultural insight at The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Trogir (Palace Cipiko & The City Hall - Duke's Palace), Skrip (Museum of Brac & Museum uja) and Zadar (Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), Archaeological Museum Zadar, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Froggyland, do a tasting at Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac, steep yourself in history at Kliška tvrđava, and make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Split vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Escaldes-Engordany to Split in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Split are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Zadar, Trogir, Skrip, Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac
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The St. Lawrence Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Galerija Mestrovic ©
Galerija Mestrovic

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
War Photo Limited and Vlaho Bukovac House will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Cavtat Old Town and Fort Lovrijenac. There's still lots to do: get great views at Minceta Fortress, get to know the fascinating history of Prijeko street, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik day trip app.

Getting from Split to Dubrovnik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cavtat, Srebreno Beach
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
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War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Popular historic sites such as Bascarsija and Vijećnica are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Galerija 11/07/95 and War Childhood Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Sarajevo side-trips: ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker (in Konjic) and Jablanicas Lake (in Mostar). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, see the interesting displays at Museum Alija Izetbegovic, get engrossed in the history at Muzej Sarajevo 1878-1918, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alifakovac Cemetery.

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

Drive from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dubrovnik in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sarajevo, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Decan.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker, Jablanicas Lake
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Galerija 11/07/95 ©
Galerija 11/07/95
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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Decan, Kosovo

Decan ©
Deçan or Dečani is a town and municipality located in the Gjakova District of Kosovo. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Visoki Decani Monastery.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Decan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Decan takes 7 hours. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Butrint.

Things to do in Decan

Historic Sites
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Visoki Decani Monastery ©
Visoki Decani Monastery

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Butrint, Albania

Butrint ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Butrint National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Butrint vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Decan to Butrint takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. August in Butrint sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Butrint

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Butrint National Park ©
Butrint National Park

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Fortress Palamidi. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, &more), Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae, Lion Gate, &more) and Corinth Canal (in Corinth). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Butrint to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Butrint in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Nafplio, Mycenae, Corinth Canal
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Street of the Knights and The Church of the Panagia. You'll explore and learn at Bee Museum and Decorative Arts Museum of Rhodes. Step out of Rhodes Town to go to Lindos and see Acropolis of Lindos, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, get engrossed in the history at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and explore the ancient world of The Acropolis of Rhodes.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Rhodes Town in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rhodes Town, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Filerimos, Lindos, Bee Museum
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
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Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos ©
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Military History, then contemplate the long history of Park "Kambanite", and finally take an in-depth tour of Sofia History Museum. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Petka of the Saddlers, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikolai Sofiyski, then shop like a local with Galeria Nina, then wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Red Flat.

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

Fly from Rhodes Town to Sofia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rhodes Town in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sofia, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Paphos.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

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Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos ©
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Place and Cyprus Theater Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The House of Dionysus and Lania Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Omodos (The Struggle Museum in Omodos & Timios Stavros Monastery), Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery (in Kalopanagiotis) and Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church (in Kakopetria). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Kourion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, explore the historical opulence of Kolossi Castle, and see the interesting displays at Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paphos sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Paphos in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sofia in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Paphos, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Limassol City, Omodos, Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, Lania Village, Pissouri Village Square
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
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The House of Dionysus ©
The House of Dionysus
Kourion ©
Kourion
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Ayia Napa ©
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Profitis Elias and Ayia -Thekla Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Salamis Ancient City. Explore Ayia Napa's surroundings by going to Sea Gate (in Famagusta) and Kantara Castle (in Trikomo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Konnos Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyki Nero Beach, stroll through Nissi Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Georgios Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ayia Napa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Paphos to Ayia Napa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Famagusta, Protaras, Agios Georgios Church, Outdoor Folk Art Museum For Traditional Crafts, Kantara Castle
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Church of Profitis Elias ©
Church of Profitis Elias
Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Kantara Castle ©
Kantara Castle

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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Explore hidden gems such as Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Do some cultural sightseeing at Armenian Genocide Museum and Zvartnots Temple. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Armenia, see the interesting displays at Modern Art Museum of Yerevan, take an in-depth tour of Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katoghike Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ayia Napa to Yerevan takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Ayia Napa to Yerevan, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ayia Napa in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Yerevan, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Vagharshapat
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
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Armenian Genocide Museum
Armenian Genocide Museum
Zvartnots Temple ©
Zvartnots Temple

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Illusions and Open Air Museum of Ethnography. Do some cultural sightseeing at Narikala Fortress and Samtavro Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Giant Plane Tree (in Telavi), Ikalto Monastery Complex (in Ikalto) and Tsinandali (Tsinandali Palace, House-museum of Chavchavadze, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History, steep yourself in history at The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shio-Mgvime Monastery.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tbilisi day trip planner.

You can drive from Yerevan to Tbilisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Yerevan in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tbilisi: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Tsinandali, Giant Plane Tree, Ikalto Monastery Complex
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Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral ©
Tsminda Sameba Cathedral

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Glory Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, make a trip to Iversky Seraphimovskiy Nunnery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Baiken Mosque.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Almaty trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tbilisi to Almaty in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Georgia Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Tbilisi in September, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Almaty. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Almaty

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts ©
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cesis Medieval Castle and St. John's Church. Explore hidden gems such as Rundāle Palace and Pilsetas kanals. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), take an in-depth tour of Zanis Lipke Memorial, steep yourself in history at Livu Square, and examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Riga trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Almaty to Riga in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Almaty to Riga due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Almaty in September: highs in Riga hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cesis Medieval Castle, Rundāle Palace, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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Rundāle Palace ©
Rundāle Palace
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Kadriorg Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Toompea Hill and Haapsalu Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Tallinn: Rakvere Castle (in Rakvere), Haapsalu (Africa Beach and Promenade & Haapsalu Old Town) and Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum (in Palmse). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, take an in-depth tour of Peter the Great House Museum, examine the collection at Great Guild Hall, and wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn tour builder app.

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Rakvere Castle, Palmse Manor and Open-Air Museum
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Johannes Church.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site.

You can fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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