39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Canakkale, Turkey
— 1 night
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Izmir, Turkey
— 1 night
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Kusadasi, Turkey
— 1 night
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Cologne, Germany
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Koblenz, Germany
— 1 night
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Miltenberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Bamberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Regensburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Passau, Germany
— 1 night
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Melk, Austria
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Krems an der Donau, Austria
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mimar Sinan Mosque. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Eyüp Sultan Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Ecumenical Patriarchate, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Draperis Church, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, then contemplate the long history of Kamondo Stairs, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Joshua.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Canakkale.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Canakkale, Turkey — 1 night

A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): learn about all things military at Canakkale Naval Museum, then learn about all things military at Military Marine Museum, and then take in the history at Troy (Truva).

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Canakkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Canakkale, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Izmir.
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Izmir, Turkey — 1 night

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center, then take a stroll through Kemeralti Market, and then delve into the distant past at Agora Open Air Museum.

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Traveling by car from Canakkale to Izmir takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canakkale in September, with highs in Izmir at 26°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Kusadasi.
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Kusadasi, Turkey — 1 night

Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, and then delve into the distant past at Brothel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kusadasi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Kusadasi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in September: highs in Kusadasi hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale, Turkey — 1 night

Cotton Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale travel route builder app.

You can drive from Kusadasi to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kusadasi to Pamukkale is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Goreme road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Goreme are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Ankara.
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Ankara, Turkey — 1 night

Heart of Turkey

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Ankara Castle, then see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ankara vacation planner.

Take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for slightly colder days in Ankara, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ankara in September, expect Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grote Markt and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Proveniershof, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Amsterdam takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Amsterdam to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kinderdijk.
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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands — 1 night

Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15km east of Rotterdam. On the 28th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, then relax and rejuvenate at Wellness Ridderkerk, then examine the collection at Nationaal Baggermuseum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Johannes Post.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kinderdijk itinerary maker app.

Drive from Amsterdam to Kinderdijk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In September, daytime highs in Kinderdijk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cologne.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
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Traveling by car from Kinderdijk to Cologne takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Koblenz on the 28th (Thu).
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Koblenz, Germany — 1 night

Gateway to the Romantic Rhine

Calling itself "Germany's most beautiful corner," Koblenz is tucked in the picturesque valley formed by the Rhine and Moselle rivers and is one of the most popular spots on tourist itineraries.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Stolzenfels, then step into the grandiose world of Marksburg, then contemplate the long history of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Castor.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Koblenz trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Cologne to Koblenz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Miltenberg.
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Miltenberg, Germany — 1 night

Miltenberg is a town in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Historischer Marktplatz, then step into the grandiose world of Wertheim Castle, then contemplate the long history of Alter Marktplatz, and finally admire the masterpieces at Miltenberg Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Miltenberg trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Koblenz to Miltenberg in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Wurzburg.
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Wurzburg, Germany — 1 night

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle, take an in-depth tour of Fortress Marienberg, ponder the design of Vierroehrenbrunnen, then take in the views from Alte Mainbruecke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kilian Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Hofkirche.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wurzburg planning app.

You can drive from Miltenberg to Wurzburg in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bamberg.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Bamberg, Germany — 1 night

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
On the 2nd (Mon), get advice or help at Zentrum Welterbe Bamberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, then examine the collection at Alte Hofhaltung, and finally steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus.

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Traveling by car from Wurzburg to Bamberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bamberg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Nuremberg, Germany — 1 night

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, don't miss a visit to Tiefer Brunnen, step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Frauenkirche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bamberg to Nuremberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Regensburg.
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Regensburg, Germany — 1 night

One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Golf Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Peter's, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Walhalla.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Regensburg trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Regensburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Passau.
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Passau, Germany — 1 night

City of Three Rivers

Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), see the interesting displays at Glasmuseum Passau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom St. Stephan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael, and finally don't miss a visit to Schaiblingsturm.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Passau attractions site.

Traveling by car from Regensburg to Passau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Melk.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Melk, Austria

Melk, a small town of about 5,000, hugs the south side of the Danube.
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Passau to Melk in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Melk are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Krems an der Donau.
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Krems an der Donau, Austria — 1 night

Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durnstein Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Burgruine Duernstein, and then examine the collection at Kunsthalle Krems. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Karikaturmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Piaristenkirche, then learn about winemaking at Winzer Krems, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Benediktinerstift Göttweig.

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Traveling by car from Melk to Krems an der Donau takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna online travel planner.

Getting from Krems an der Donau to Vienna by car takes about an hour. October in Vienna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Appreciate the collections at House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), browse the exhibits of Hungarian National Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Budapest online route planner.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Jewish Museum in Prague and Strahov Monastery. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Prague are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Visit Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

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Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Cappadocia travel guide

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The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.
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