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 + taxi:  2​h 45​min
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
Drive:  6​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
9
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı, 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; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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
Mısır Çarşısı ©
Mısır Çarşısı

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 will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Red Valley and stop by Cappadocia Dowry Carpet.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Goreme. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough 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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Soganli Valley ©
Soganli Valley
Red Valley ©
Red Valley
Kervan Carpet & Kilim ©
Kervan Carpet & Kilim

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 King Matthias Corvin Statue and The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico. Get some cultural insight at Museum Square and Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: hike along TransyBike - Day Tours, cozy up to a beverage at Bruno Wine Bar and Bistro, explore the activities along Tarnița, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cetatuia Hill.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cluj-Napoca travel route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ankara to Cluj-Napoca. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Cluj-Napoca. Traveling from Ankara in July, Cluj-Napoca is much colder at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Budapest.

Things to do in Cluj-Napoca

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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, steep yourself in history 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 Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Graben and Kohlmarkt and Das Goldene Wiener Herz. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), stroll around Volksgarten, look for gifts at Zuckerlwerkstatt Vienna, and take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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), step into the grandiose world of Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gollinger Wasserfall, and then get to know the fascinating history of Steingasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Salzburg, then take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip site .

You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 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 Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gollinger Wasserfall, 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 Rocking Horse Toy Shop. St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and KGB Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: walk around Letna Park, buy something for everyone on your list at A|X Praha Palladium, let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, and stop by Manufaktura.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning website .

Getting from Salzburg to Prague by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Prague

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

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 Chemin 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 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus 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

Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Chemin des Planetes, 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
Laderach ©
Laderach

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