18 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

18 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
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Minsk, Belarus
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Batumi, Georgia
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Baku, Azerbaijan

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
Step out of Baku with an excursion to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baku online route planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Baku is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dammam to Baku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dammam in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Baku: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

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Tbilisi, Georgia

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.
Take a break from Tbilisi with a short trip to Uplistsiche Cave Town in Gori, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, find something for the whole family at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tbilisi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Tbilisi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tbilisi when traveling from Baku in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

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Yerevan, Armenia

Pink City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Garni Temple (in Garni), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). There's much more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Hripsime Church, browse the exhibits of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan online holiday maker.

Drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tbilisi in July, you will find days in Yerevan are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Yerevan to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yerevan in July, with highs in Kyiv (Kiev) at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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Minsk, Belarus

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Step out of Minsk with an excursion to Mir Castle in Mir--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, steep yourself in history at Khatyn Memorial, stroll around Chelyuskinites Park, and pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Minsk online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Minsk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Minsk: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

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Batumi, Georgia

Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Medea Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Batumi Dolphinarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo". On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monument Ali and Nino and then don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Batumi trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Minsk to Batumi in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Georgia Standard Time (GET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Minsk in August; daily highs in Batumi reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.

Armenia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.