14 days in Asia Itinerary

14 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Denpasar, Indonesia
Taxi + Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
7
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  15 h 30 min
End: Denpasar, Indonesia

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Big Almaty Lake, stroll around Kok-Tobe Hill, and then walk around First President's Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa, walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, then have fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty sightseeing planner.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Almaty is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denpasar to Almaty is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Denpasar in November, expect Almaty to be colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort ©
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Victory Square and then explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar, stroll around Panfilov Park, then steep yourself in history at Ala-Too Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bishkek trip builder app.

Drive from Almaty to Bishkek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Almaty, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bishkek, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

1
night
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
On the 15th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque.

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Getting from Bishkek to Nur-Sultan by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Bishkek, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Nur-Sultan, ranging from highs of -2°C to lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping Historic Sites
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, admire the striking features of Chor-Minor, then get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, then contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Bukhara Emirs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bukhara holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Nur-Sultan to Bukhara in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nur-Sultan to Bukhara, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nur-Sultan in November, plan for much warmer days in Bukhara, with highs around 15°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palace of Bukhara Emirs
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum

2
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum, then make a trip to Registan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Afrasiyab Museum, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, then appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally gain insight at Sher Dor Madrasah.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Samarkand online itinerary maker.

Getting from Bukhara to Samarkand by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

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

1
night
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 19th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, then get outside with Lake Charvak, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tashkent trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Samarkand to Tashkent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Tashkent

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites
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Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Lake Charvak ©
Lake Charvak
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dushanbe: Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob), Hisor Fortress (in Hisor) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, get outside with Karatag Gorge, don't miss a visit to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, and walk around Rudaki Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dushanbe travel route planner.

You can fly from Tashkent to Dushanbe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Dushanbe are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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