60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 11 nights
Fly:  9 h
2
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
Ferry:  30 min
3
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h
5
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
7
Boracay, Philippines
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Manila, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
9
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Karaganda, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
12
Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
13
Antalya, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Porto, Portugal

11
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Porto, Portugal to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Porto to Istanbul, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), don't miss a visit to Jumhooree Maidhaan, take in the views from Sinamale Bridge, and stop by Island Bazaar.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Male trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Male by flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Male is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: high temperatures in Male hover around 36°C and lows are around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Male

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

1
night
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Hulhumale Central Park and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hulhumale holiday maker website.

Getting from Male to Hulhumale by ferry takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hulhumale Central Park ©
Hulhumale Central Park

4
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Galle Fort (in Galle), Wonder Sri tours (in Aluthgama) and Spas & Wellness (in Unawatuna). There's much more to do: make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, walk around Galle Face Green, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Hulhumale to Colombo in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Hulhumale to Colombo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Galle Fort, Wonder Sri tours, Bentota Beach, Spas & Wellness
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Spas & Wellness

5
nights
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dhilip De Alwis (in Habarana) and Sigiriya (in Sigiriya). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, tee off at RB Tours Srilanka, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kandy

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dhilip De Alwis, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sigiriya
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

6
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Chantharakasem National Museum & Wat Maha That). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Kandy to Bangkok in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kandy to Bangkok is 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market

6
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), kick back and relax at Ilig Iligan Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boracay itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Boracay takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Bangkok in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boracay: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Boracay ©
Boracay

4
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manila: Myth of the Human Body (in Pasay) and Manila American Cemetery and Memorial (in Taguig City). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at National Museum, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manila online road trip planner.

Fly from Boracay to Manila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Makati, Myth of the Human Body, Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

2
nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, thenappreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nur-Sultan trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Manila to Nur-Sultan in 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Manila, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Nur-Sultan, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park ©
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

3
nights
Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
When in Karaganda, make a side trip to see Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum in Temirtau, approximately Temirtau away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, appreciate the history behind Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, take in the awesome beauty at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, and delve into the lush surroundings at Qarqaraly National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Karaganda travel tool.

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Karaganda, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, Qarqaraly National Park
Highlights from your plan
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

4
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, don't miss a visit to Iversky Seraphimovskiy Nunnery, examine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, and laugh and play at Almaty Central Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip builder app.

Getting from Karaganda to Almaty by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Karaganda in July, expect Almaty to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Left Talgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City, Uzumlu Kilise, &more) and Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Goreme takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from East Kazakhstan Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Almaty in July, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Uchisar, Avanos, Ortahisar Kalesi, Gomeda Vadisi
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Alaturca Taner ©
Alaturca Taner

3
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Hip-Notics Cable Ski (in Cakis) and Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Kaleici, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect Antalya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Hip-Notics Cable Ski, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Highlights from your plan
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Hip-Notics Cable Ski ©
Hip-Notics Cable Ski
Kaleici ©
Kaleici

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