30 days in Asia Itinerary

30 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
2
Saty, Kazakhstan
— 1 day
3
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
4
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
5
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
6
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
7
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
8
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
9
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
10
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
11
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights

2
nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, thenlearn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, walk around City Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, thenappreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, and finally appreciate the history behind Zhanibek and Kerei Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan day trip website.

Doha, Qatar to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Doha in May, expect Nur-Sultan to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

1
day
Saty, Kazakhstan

Saty ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saty journey app.

Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Saty takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Karakol.

Things to do in Saty

Nature Parks
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Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy

2
nights
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, and then stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Karakol online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saty to Karakol in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Karakol

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal ©
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal

3
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, laugh and play at Almaty Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Almaty tour planner.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Almaty takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. May in Almaty sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

3
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Go for a jaunt from Bishkek to Tokmok to see Burana Tower about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, make a trip to Victory Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, and admire the verdant scenery at Boom Gorge.

Plan trip to Bishkek with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Bishkek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

3
nights
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). There's much more to do: stroll around Rudaki Park, stroll through Karatag Gorge, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, and admire the verdant scenery at Yagnob Valley.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dushanbe trip builder website.

You can fly from Bishkek to Dushanbe in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Dushanbe. When traveling from Bishkek in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dushanbe, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Nurek Dam
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Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam

3
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower, and explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tashkent online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dushanbe to Tashkent by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
TV Tower ©
TV Tower

3
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Minaret of the Kalon, contemplate the long history of Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, and admire the striking features of Chor-Minor.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bukhara day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum

3
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Registan, contemplate the long history of Shah-i-Zinda, admire the landmark architecture of Gur Emir Mausoleum, and get curious at Ulugh Beg Observatory.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Samarkand travel planning app.

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bukhara in June, you will find days in Samarkand are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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nights
Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), thensteep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, steep yourself in history at Ota Darvoza, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kalta Minor Minaret, and finally don't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Khiva online route planner.

Getting from Samarkand to Khiva by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli) ©
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Ashgabat is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, appreciate the history behind Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex, take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, and get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat online trip planner.

Drive from Khiva to Ashgabat in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Khiva in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ashgabat, with lows around °C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque

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