50 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

50 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Tabriz, Iran
— 1 night
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Tehran, Iran
— 3 nights
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Isfahan, Iran
— 4 nights
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Shiraz, Iran
— 4 nights
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Mashhad, Iran
— 1 night
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Mumbai, India
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New Delhi, India
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Gulhane Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate the waterfront views at Halic, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Camii, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul route planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Tabriz, Iran

City of Firsts

The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Sound & Music Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ali Monsieur’s Museum, then stroll around Khaqani Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Azerbaijan Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tabriz tour site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Tabriz. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Iran Standard Time (IRST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Tabriz: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums · Parks

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Tehran, Iran

Teh

Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Jewelry Treasury and Tabiat Bridge. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and get engrossed in the history at Tehran Peace Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tehran vacation planner.

You can fly from Tabriz to Tehran in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tabriz in October, expect Tehran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Isfahan, Iran

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Isfahan Music Museum, see the interesting displays at Isfahan Seashell Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Isfahan vacation planning app.

You can fly from Tehran to Isfahan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tehran in October, Isfahan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Shiraz, Iran

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Persepolis and Tomb of Hafez. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shiraz: Persepolis (Nagsh-e Rostam & Naqsh-e Rajab) and Estakhr (in Marvdasht). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi, don't miss a visit to Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holly Shrine, and steep yourself in history at Ka'ba-ye Zartosht.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shiraz planner.

Fly from Isfahan to Shiraz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Isfahan in October since evenings lows in Shiraz dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Mashhad, Iran

Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
On the 30th (Fri), walk around Mellat Park, then admire the striking features of Ghonbad Sabz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine.

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Fly from Shiraz to Mashhad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Shiraz, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mashhad, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Mashhad

Parks · Historic Sites

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gypjak Mosque and Independence Monument. There's much more to do: make a trip to Palace Complex Oguzkhan, appreciate the history behind Pushkin Bust, take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat trip builder site.

Getting from Mashhad to Ashgabat by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time to Turkmenistan Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Ashgabat can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

City of Museums

Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Minaret of the Kalon and Samanid Mausoleum. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, get engrossed in the history at Fayzulla Khujayev House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balyand Mosque.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bukhara online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Ashgabat to Bukhara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Registan and Statue of Amir Timur. Explore Samarkand's surroundings by going to Shahrisabz (Dorut Tilovat, Crypt of Tamerlan, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, admire the striking features of Gur Emir Mausoleum, make a trip to President's Tomb, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Samarkand online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, and then don't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, then examine the collection at Museum of Communication History, then admire the masterpieces at O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi, and finally examine the collection at Railway Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tashkent trip builder tool.

Take a train from Samarkand to Tashkent in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites

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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mazar-i-Sharif trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tashkent to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT) to Afghanistan Time (AFT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kabul, Afghanistan

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kabul online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Lahore, Pakistan

Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
On the 18th (Wed), gain insight at University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, then contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, and then get outside with Bagh-e-Jinnah.

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

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Lahore takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Afghanistan Time (AFT) to Pakistan Standard Time (PKT), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Karachi.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Karachi, Pakistan

City of Lights

Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Merewether Clock Tower, get a sense of history and politics at High Court Building, and then don't miss a visit to Empress Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Karachi road trip app.

Getting from Lahore to Karachi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

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Mumbai, India

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Mount Mary Basilica. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Global Vipassana Pagoda, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mumbai trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Karachi to Mumbai takes 10 hours. Traveling from Karachi to Mumbai, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Mumbai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lodhi Garden. Step out of New Delhi with an excursion to DLF Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon)--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Fri) on the rails with a train tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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