31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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1
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
2
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
3
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
4
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
5
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
6
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
7
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
8
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights

2
nights
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parthian Settlement of Nisa and Geokdepe. Get a sense of the local culture at Turkmen Carpet Museum and Seyit Jemaletdin Mosque. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, have fun at Ashgabat hippodrome, pause for some serene contemplation at Hezreti Osman Mosque, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat tour website.

Athens, Greece to Ashgabat is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to Ashgabat, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in March since evenings lows in Ashgabat dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Ashgabat

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, make a trip to Ota Darvoza, thendelve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret, and finally contemplate the long history of Mohammed Amin Madrassah. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nurullaboy Saroyi, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, contemplate the long history of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, thendon't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Shirgazi Khan Madrasah.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Khiva trip planner.

Drive from Ashgabat to Khiva in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ashgabat in March, things will get slightly colder in Khiva: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Museums
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark

4
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ulugh Beg Observatory and Imam Bokhari Mausoleum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shah-i-Zinda and Afrasiyab Museum. When in Samarkand, make a side trip to see Dorut Tilovat in Shahrisabz, approximately Shahrisabz away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Registan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, gain insight at Sher Dor Madrasah, and examine the collection at House Museum of Sadriddin Ayni.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Samarkand road trip planning site.

Getting from Khiva to Samarkand by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dorut Tilovat
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Registan ©
Registan
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda

4
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.
Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa) and Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Mir-i-Arab Madrasa and Great Minaret of the Kalon are in your itinerary. When in Bukhara, make a side trip to see Ulugbek Madrasah in Gijduvan, approximately Gijduvan away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque, steep yourself in history at Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, and admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bukhara travel route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Gijduvan
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Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque

4
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Visit Minor Mosque and Teleshayakh Mosque for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Amir Timur Museum and Yunus Rajabi House Museum. Explore Tashkent's surroundings by going to Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, hit the slopes at Chimgon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, and examine the collection at Railway Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tashkent trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bukhara to Tashkent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pulatkhan Plateau, Charvak Reservoir
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art ©
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hisor Fortress and National Museum of Antiquities. Let the collections at National Museum of Tajikistan and NOOR ART GALLERY capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dushanbe: Nurek Dam (in Nurek), Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve (in Hisor) and Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum Bibikhonum, get outside with Varzob gorge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Botanical Garden and Zoo, and explore the activities along Iskanderkul Lake.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe trip planning tool.

Getting from Tashkent to Dushanbe by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Dushanbe are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hisor, Iskanderkul Lake, Nurek Dam, Fann Mountains, Museum Bibikhonum
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Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress

4
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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.
State History Museum and Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Ala-Too Square and Monument to Manas the Great are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Bishkek to Tokmok to see Burana Tower about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Borborduk Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bishkek road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Bishkek takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dushanbe to Bishkek. In March in Bishkek, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Bishkek

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Spas & Wellness
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower

5
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Ascension Cathedral and A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Central State Museum of Kazakhstan and D.A. Kunayev Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Almaty with a short trip to Issyk State Historical and Cultural Reserve-Museum in Rakhat, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa, and stroll around Kok-Tobe Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Almaty online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Almaty takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Bishkek, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Almaty, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Issyk State Historical and Cultural Reserve-Museum
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Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill

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