25 days in Europe Itinerary

25 days in Europe Itinerary

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25 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
— 3 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
9
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, look for gifts at Misir Carsisi, and then kick back and relax at Florya Sahil Parkı. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, then stop by Haci Bekir, and finally stop by Jennifer's Hamam.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Karachi in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Jennifer's Hamam ©
Jennifer's Hamam
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

3
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.
Soganli Valley and Saruhan Exhibition and Culture Center will appeal to history buffs. Hacıbektaş Veli Müzesi and Naile Art Gallery- Cappadocia Ebru Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, look for gifts at Guray Seramik, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip builder website .

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Guray Seramik, Soganli Valley
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Red Valley ©
Red Valley
Soganli Valley ©
Soganli Valley
Turkish Baths

1
night
Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Kibele Kale and then see the interesting displays at Ulucanlar Prison Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ankara trip itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cluj-Napoca.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Shopping
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Ulucanlar Prison Museum ©
Ulucanlar Prison Museum
Kibele Kale ©
Kibele Kale

3
nights
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca ©
The multicultural Cluj-Napoca is the capital of the historic region of Transylvania.
Explore hidden gems such as Cetatuia Hill and Museum Square. Get some cultural insight at The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico and Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind King Matthias Corvin Statue, browse the different shops at Iulius Mall Cluj, take a spin around town with TransyBike - Day Tours, and explore the activities along Tarnița.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cluj-Napoca tour site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ankara to Cluj-Napoca. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Cluj-Napoca due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Cluj-Napoca when traveling from Ankara in July, with lows around 16°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Nature Tours
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Cetatuia Hill ©
Cetatuia Hill
Museum Square ©
Museum Square

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Buda Castle and Liberty Statue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Palatinus Strandfürdő and Danube River. There's lots more to do: stop by Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Budapest travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Budapest are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Book Cafe - Lotz Terem ©
Book Cafe - Lotz Terem
Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Appreciate the collections at Heeresgeschichtliches Museum and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Graben and Kohlmarkt and Hundertwasser Village. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahlenberg, walk around Stadtpark, appreciate the history behind Volksgarten, and stop by Donau Zentrum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Shopping Museums
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Heeresgeschichtliches Museum ©
Heeresgeschichtliches Museum
Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) ©
Graben and Kohlmarkt ©
Graben and Kohlmarkt

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, then explore the historical opulence of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, then admire the sheer force of Gollinger Wasserfall, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Steingasse. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Salzburg, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Salzburg attractions site .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, Eisriesenwelt, Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Zoo Salzburg
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Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen ©
Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen
Residenzgalerie Salzburg ©
Residenzgalerie Salzburg
Gollinger Wasserfall ©
Gollinger Wasserfall

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
For shopping fun, head to Pražská Čokoláda - Nerudova or Manufaktura. Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and KGB Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: walk around Letna Park, stop by Rocking Horse Toy Shop, let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Prague trip website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Prague are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Prague

Shopping Tours Parks
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Manufaktura ©
Manufaktura
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral ©
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral
Pražská Čokoláda - Nerudova ©
Pražská Čokoláda - Nerudova

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tee off at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre and then admire the engineering at Grande Dixence. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Arnaud, look and learn at Sentier des Planetes, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally stop by Laderach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Prague to Zermatt in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Sentier des Planetes, Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Grande Dixence, Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre
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Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre ©
Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre
Intercontinental Church Society ©
Intercontinental Church Society
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

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