33 days in Asia Itinerary

33 days in Asia Itinerary

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33 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h
2
Baikonur, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Turkestan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  10​h 30​min
12
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
13
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
14
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
15
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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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 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque, then browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, and finally appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Quay Astana, enjoy some diversion at Duman Entertainment Centre, then walk around City Park, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Astana International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Baikonur.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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

1
night
Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Baikonur ©
On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baikonur online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nur-Sultan to Baikonur in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyzylorda.

Things to do in Baikonur

Museums
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Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History ©

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Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan

Kyzylorda
Kyzylorda, formerly known as Kzyl-Orda, Ak-Mechet, Perovsk, and Fort-Perovsky, is a city in south central Kazakhstan, capital of Kyzylorda Region and former capital of the Kazak ASSR from 1925 to 1929.The city has a population of 157,400 . For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyzylorda online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Samarkand to Kyzylorda takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Uzbekistan Time to Alma-Ata Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Mon).
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Turkestan, Kazakhstan

Turkestan ©
A small and historic city, Turkistan has become a major place of pilgrimage, with thousands of Muslims arriving each year to visit its main religious monument.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): delve into the distant past at The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, take an in-depth tour of Historical Culture Ethnographic Center, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turkestan road trip website .

Drive from Kyzylorda to Turkestan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toShymkent.

Things to do in Turkestan

Museums Historic Sites
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The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi ©
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran ©
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran

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Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Shymkent ©
The southern city of Shymkent acts as a center of regional commerce and trade, and, as a junction on the Turkestan-Siberian Railways, offers good onward connections to other popular destinations.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll around Central Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mega Planet, then walk around Park Abaya, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Victims of Political Repressions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): stroll around Independence Park and then meet the residents at Shymkent Zoo.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shymkent trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Turkestan to Shymkent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Shymkent, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Shymkent

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Park Abaya ©
Park Abaya
Central Park ©
Central Park
Independence Park ©
Independence Park

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, then stroll through Kok-Tobe Hill, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Almaty road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Shymkent to Almaty in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Shymkent in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Almaty: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

1
night
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 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, stroll around Park Pobedy, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at River Park, then look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop, then examine the collection at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Dungan Mosque.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Karakol trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Almaty to Karakol takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom and then explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar and then contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Karakol to Bishkek by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Bishkek, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Osh.

Things to do in Bishkek

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

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Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Lenin Peak, contemplate the long history of Dom Babura Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Museum Sulaiman Too, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, then appreciate the history behind Alymbek Datkanyn Aykeli, and finally look for gifts at Jayma Bazaar Osh. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Enenin Koz Zhashy Park, then pause for some photo ops at Lenin Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mausoleum of Asaf ibn Burkhiy, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osh New Mosque.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osh attractions planning tool .

Getting from Bishkek to Osh by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak
Jayma Bazaar Osh ©
Jayma Bazaar Osh

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Step out of Tashkent with an excursion to Charvak Reservoir in Yusufhona--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower.

Make your Tashkent itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Osh to Tashkent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Osh to Tashkent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Charvak Reservoir
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Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir
Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

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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.
Khiva is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, contemplate the long history of Ota Darvoza, admire the landmark architecture of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Khiva online holiday planner .

You can fly from Tashkent to Khiva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ayaz-Kala
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, delve into the distant past at Mir-i Arab Madrasah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Minaret of the Kalon, then admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, steep yourself in history at Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Poi Kalyan Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, and finally admire the striking features of Ulugbek Medressa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bukhara holiday planner.

Getting from Khiva to Bukhara by combination of train and taxi takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Khiva in November, expect Bukhara to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

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

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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 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Registan, pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, and then admire the landmark architecture of Gur Emir Mausoleum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, then see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, and finally explore the ancient world of Saint Daniel's Tomb.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Samarkand attractions site .

Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Samarkand are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dushanbe.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Ismaili Centre, get your game on at Kokhi Navruz, then get a taste of the local shopping with NOOR ART GALLERY, and finally steep yourself in history at Hisor Fortress. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Victory Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ismoil Somoni, then stroll around Rudaki Park, and finally make a trip to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan.

Start your trip to Dushanbe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Samarkand to Dushanbe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Samarkand in November, expect nights in Dushanbe to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hisor Fortress
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National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
See even more of Tashkent: get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, don't miss a visit to Barak-Khan Madrassah, and stroll around Alisher Navoi National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tashkent online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Tashkent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 28th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Teleshayakh Mosque ©
Teleshayakh Mosque
Minor Mosque ©
Minor Mosque

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