49 days in Europe Itinerary

49 days in Europe Itinerary

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49 days in Europe Itinerary

Seattle, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  13​h 30​min
Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  6​h
Selcuk, Turkey
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  2​h 45​min
Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kas, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Oludeniz, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dalyan, Turkey
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Seattle, United States

3
days
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the long history of Videy Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip maker .

Seattle, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Reykjavik hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

4
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center and Uchisar Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Goreme National Park and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Otantik Bazaar, look for all kinds of wild species at Damsa Baraji, and view the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Reykjavik to Goreme in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 89°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Urgup, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Uchisar Castle
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
days
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Get some historical perspective at Celsus Kutuphanesi and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Ancient City of Ephesus and Public Latrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Arcadian Way, make a trip to Curetes Street, and kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Goreme to Selcuk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in July, with highs in Selcuk at 95°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Ladies Beach
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

1
day
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hierapolis & Pamukkale and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cleopatra Pools.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Marmaris.

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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis & Pamukkale ©
Hierapolis & Pamukkale
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools

1
day
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and then stop by Latina Goldsmith.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marmaris holiday planning website .

Getting from Pamukkale to Marmaris by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Marmaris

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Latina Goldsmith
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Beach ©
Marmaris Beach
Latina Goldsmith ©
Latina Goldsmith

3
days
Kas, Turkey

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Get some cultural insight at Patara Antik Kenti and Olympos Ruins. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kaputas Beach and Cirali Beach. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Bedeloglu1 Boat, get a tailor-made plan with Dennis Boat - Private or Daily Tours, and take a tour by water with Kas Daily Boat Tours with Bermuda.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kas trip builder .

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Kas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kas are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Patara Antik Kenti, Cirali Beach, Olympos Ruins
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins

2
days
Oludeniz, Turkey

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Babadag and then stroll through Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach). Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes and then choose your vessel at VIRA.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz road trip planning website .

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

VIRA, Ancient Rock Tombes
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VIRA ©
VIRA
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) ©
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)
Babadag ©
Babadag

1
day
Dalyan, Turkey

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Iztuzu Beach.

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Getting from Oludeniz to Dalyan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

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#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach

7
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dalia Beach and Suma Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Sultanahmet District. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Dalyan to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Dalyan in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

7
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Escape the urban bustle at V Lounge Beach Club and Passeggiata di Gianicolo. Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Step out of Rome to go to Anguillara Sabazia and see Sabbianera Super Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mediterranea, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

10
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Devil's Channel and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get some historical perspective at St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Prague: Cathedral of St. Barbara (in Kutna Hora) and Karlstejn Castle (in Karlstejn). The adventure continues: make a trip to Old Town Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem, identify plant and animal life at Kralovska Obora-Stromovka, and wander the streets of Mala strana.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in August, with highs in Prague at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Karlstejn Castle, Cathedral of St. Barbara
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Old Town Square ©
Old Town Square

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