53 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

53 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Narvik, Norway
— 8 nights
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Drive to Tromsø Airport, Fly to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, Drive to Narva
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Narva, Estonia
— 7 nights
Drive to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, Fly to Baku
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 7 nights
Fly
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pedoulas, Cyprus
— 1 night
Drive
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 6 nights
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Larnaca, Cyprus
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 17 nights
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Narvik, Norway — 8 nights

or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helleren Powerstation and Narvik Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salangen Countryside Museum and Turist. Explore Narvik's surroundings by going to Lundbrygga (in Sjovegan), Morgans Skip (in Grosnes) and Harstad (Trondenes Historical Centre, Grytoy Countryside Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Narvik Kjoretoyhistoriske Museum, take an in-depth tour of Narvik museum, and pause for some photo ops at Hiroshima Stone.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Narvik day trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Narvik is an approximately 23.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, expect Narvik to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Narva.
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Find places to stay Feb 6 — 14:

Narva, Estonia — 7 nights

Get some cultural insight at Estonia Mining Museum and Sillamae Museum of History and Culture. Let the collections at Iisaku Museum and Kukruse Polar Manor capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Narva: Johvi (Church of St. Michael, Crucifixion of Our Lord Church, &more), Langevoja Waterfall (in Vaivara) and Mustvee (Old Believer Church, Holy Trinity Church, &more).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Narva day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Narvik to Narva. Traveling from Narvik to Narva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:

Baku, Azerbaijan — 7 nights

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.
Visit Baku Old City and Juma Mosque for their historical value. Let the collections at Heydar Aliyev Center and Gazelli Art House capture your imagination. Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, explore the world behind art at National Art Museum of Azerbaijan, don't miss a visit to Flame Towers, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Baku itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Narva to Baku with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Baku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kyrenia.
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Find places to stay Feb 21 — 28:

Kyrenia, Cyprus — 2 nights

Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Saint Herakleidios, then steep yourself in history at Mavi Kosk - Blue House, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kyrenia Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bellapais Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Saint Hilarion Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kyrenia Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyrenia road trip site.

Fly from Baku to Kyrenia in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baku to Kyrenia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baku in February, expect Kyrenia to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Pedoulas.
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Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Pedoulas, Cyprus — 1 night

Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Archangelos Michael Church, admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Palia Kakopetria, and finally examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pedoulas itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kyrenia to Pedoulas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Pedoulas are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paphos.
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Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

Paphos, Cyprus — 6 nights

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
You'll explore and learn at Agios Georgios Museum and Cyprus Wine Museum. Popular historic sites such as Agios Neophytos Monastery and Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery are in your itinerary. Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to The Sanctuary Of Apollo (in Episkopi), Kourion (in Limassol City) and Barefoot Designs (in Pissouri). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, make a trip to Saint Paul's Pillar, and explore the ancient world of The House of Dionysus.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paphos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pedoulas to Paphos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Paphos sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Larnaca.
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Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:

Larnaca, Cyprus — 4 nights

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Saint Lazarus and Salamis Ancient City. Get some historical perspective at Famagusta City Walls and Ayia Napa Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Larnaca: Nicosia (The Pancyprian Gymnasium Museums & The Cyprus Museum), Famagusta (Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque & Othello Castle) and Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum (in Kato Dhrys). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The House of Platini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavrovouni Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake, and explore the ancient world of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Larnaca trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Paphos to Larnaca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

Lisbon, Portugal — 17 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Visit Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Batalha Monastery and Igreja de Sao Roque. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Alcobaca (Monastery of Alcobaca & Castle of Alcobaca), Fatima (Capela da Ressurreicao de Jesus & Wax Museum of Fátima) and Batalha (Casa Trovao & Capelas Imperfeitas). Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Cristo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Evora, and explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Larnaca to Lisbon takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Larnaca to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. March in Lisbon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 30:

Cyprus travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.
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