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Old 16 Nov 2001
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Round road trip

We two couples are planning a round road trip starting from Pakistan then Iran , turkey London or Switzerland. Basically my trip is a round trip therefore I planned that in first way I will pass Iran and turkey as quick as possible and will see the locations in Iran and Turkey at the time of returning back from London or Switzerland,
With the help of one of my friend I have planned a mentioned route (Quetta - Taftan - Bam - Kerman - Yast - Teheran - Dogubayazit - Erzerum - Ankara - Istanbul - Thessaloniki - Igumenitza - Ancona - Turino - Paris - Calais - London) can you please advice if as per your exprience mentioned is the best posiable route or not and please also advice about the distance in KM and approx. time required between mentioned destinations something like (Quetta 650KM - 8 hours rough road Taftan XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Bam XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Kerman XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Yast XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Teheran XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Dogubayazit XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Erzerum XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Ankara XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Istanbul XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Thessaloniki XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Igumenitza XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Ancona XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Turino XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Paris XXXKM - X hours Perfect road Calais XXXKM - X hours Perfect road London).

If rather then London I would plan to go Switzerland then please advice from where I need to change above mentioned route and what would be the new route on above mentioned pattern which will include KM approx. required hours.

Thanks for your kind support it will be most helpful for me to properly plane my tour.
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Hi there.

I can only tell you one of these routes having done it about 10 days ago.

Erzurum - Anakara. 925km pretty much perfect tarmac all the way. Little traffic until close to Ankara. Very beautiful scenery at times in places - even the vast nothingness of the central plateau. Mainly straightish roads. Not much in the way of twisty tarmac heaven.
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dear khan
bulgaria, salistra8 km varna 152 km burgas 136 km derekoy border 83 km total 377 km.
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hi again;
turkey,kirklareli 43 km istanbul 221 kmeskisehir 222 km.
iran, bazergan 3km,tabriz 293 km takab 330 km hamadan 294 km aligudarz 283 km esfahan 231 km meymend 230 km yasuj 110 km sheraz 168 km, kirman to bam 200 km.
romania dradea 15 kmcluj 157 km brasov328 km denube river border 321 km brasov-paloiesti 126 km
hungary, borzonyi 21 km budapest 87 km szolnok170 km Oradea border 168 km
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Hi there

The distances in turkey are

Dogubayazit to Erzurum 185 km nice road
Erzurum to Ankara 880 km perfect road
Ankara to Istanbul 455 km perfect road
Istanbul to Greece border around 250 km perfect road

I am in Istanbul, I will be more than happy to help you with anything you might need.

Metin Koca
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