31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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31 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
4
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
5
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
7
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 45 min
8
Karachi, Pakistan
— 3 nights
End: Karachi, Pakistan

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: don't miss a visit to Registan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulugbek Madrasah, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum, and pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Samarkand trip builder site .

Karachi, Pakistan to Samarkand is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Karachi in April, things will get cooler in Samarkand: highs are around 24°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tashkent side-trips: Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower, admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tashkent journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Samarkand to Tashkent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Charvak Reservoir, Pulatkhan Plateau
Highlights from your plan
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Lake Charvak ©
Lake Charvak

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dushanbe: Hisor Fortress (in Hisor) and Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob). There's still lots to do: stroll around Rudaki Park, don't miss a visit to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fann Mountains, and have some family-friendly fun at Kokhi Navruz.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe day trip planner.

Fly from Tashkent to Dushanbe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Dushanbe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hisor Fortress, Fann Mountains, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara
Highlights from your plan
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Fann Mountains ©
Fann Mountains

4
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.
Bishkek is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Ala-Archa Gorge, stroll around Panfilov Park, trek along Bir-Bulak Gorge, and admire the verdant scenery at Ak-Sai Glacier.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishkek travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dushanbe to Bishkek in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dushanbe to Bishkek is 1 hour. Traveling from Dushanbe in April, you will find days in Bishkek are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Too-Ashu Pass ©
Too-Ashu Pass
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

4
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.
Nur-Sultan is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, don't miss a visit to Monument to Aliya Moldagulova, and buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nur-Sultan online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bishkek to Nur-Sultan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, Nur-Sultan is a bit cooler than Bishkek - with highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
City Park ©
City Park
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr

5
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
When in Baku, make a side trip to see Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape in Gobustan, approximately Gobustan away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, stroll the grounds of Martyrs' Lane, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah - Fire Temple.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Nur-Sultan to Baku in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time to Azerbaijan Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nur-Sultan in May; daily highs in Baku reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve

2
nights
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, make a trip to Geokdepe, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa.

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

Getting from Baku to Ashgabat by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Baku to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Ashgabat are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Karachi.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

3
nights
Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi ©
Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Karachi is known for shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum, see the interesting displays at PAF Museum, get outside with Clifton Beach, and contemplate the long history of TDF Ghar.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Karachi trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Karachi takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karachi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
TDF Ghar ©
TDF Ghar
Mohatta Palace Museum ©
Mohatta Palace Museum
PAF Museum ©
PAF Museum

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