36 days in Urgup, Istanbul & Western Europe Itinerary

36 days in Urgup, Istanbul & Western Europe Itinerary

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Urgup, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
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Urgup, Turkey

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Antikite Ottoman, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Urgup road trip planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Urgup is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Urgup is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, expect Urgup to be cooler, temps between 27°C and 11°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

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Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road Tours
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Taksim Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

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

You can fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Urgup in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Do your shopping at Via Condotti and ALEFBET. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally shop like a local with M.G. Design. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 13th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the exciting artwork at San Marco 801, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

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You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Santa Maria de Llorell and Playa de La Barceloneta. Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Opera Lounge capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Platja de Canyelles & Lloret Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and stop by Las Ramblas.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dublin online trip builder.

Fly from Barcelona to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Harrods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then shop like a local with Covent Garden, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the London day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Île de la Cité. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Chatenay-Malabry to see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris route planning site.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Atomium, make a trip to Grand Place, shop like a local with Studio Baxton, then make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then enjoy unforgettable views with European Balloon Corporation, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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European Balloon Corporation ©
European Balloon Corporation
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, then explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through Leidseplein, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn. On your second day here, take a stroll through Stroeget, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To plan Copenhagen vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Electra Raikos Exact Museum Copies, stop by Plaka, then admire the masterpieces at Pandora Art Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens trip builder app.

Getting from Copenhagen to Athens by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Athens. In June, Athens is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Mayonaisa Darling, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally stroll through Ornos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Tsami Ceramics, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, browse the exhibits of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Icon Gallery, and finally delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, explore the galleries of Corfu Gallery, explore the galleries of Emporion D'artes, then explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, then get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips, and finally see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town tour planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
New Fortress ©
New Fortress

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