60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Bratislava, Slovakia
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Khujand, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 45 min
7
Karachi, Pakistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Lahore, Pakistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
9
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
10
Kabul, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
11
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
12
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
13
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
14
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
End: Bratislava, Slovakia

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: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, walk around City Park, and learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan road trip planning site.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Bratislava to Nur-Sultan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bratislava in July, expect Nur-Sultan to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

5
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Explore Tashkent's surroundings by going to Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona) and Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), head outdoors with Lake Charvak, and admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tashkent trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nur-Sultan to Tashkent takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nur-Sultan to Tashkent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Khujand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Khujand, Tajikistan

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
On the 14th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kamal Khujandi Statue, look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, then see the interesting displays at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, then appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kayrakkum Reservoir.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Khujand trip tool.

Drive from Tashkent to Khujand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In July in Khujand, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Samarkand.

Things to do in Khujand

Museums Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kayrakkum Reservoir ©
Kayrakkum Reservoir
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue

4
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 Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, and explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Samarkand online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Khujand to Samarkand takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Samarkand are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

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

5
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.
Explore Bukhara's surroundings by going to Gijduvan (Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs & Ulugbek Madrasah). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Minaret of the Kalon, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), steep yourself in history at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, and admire the striking features of Chor-Minor.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bukhara trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bukhara are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gijduvan
Highlights from your plan
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Chor-Minor ©
Chor-Minor

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: pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat vacation planner.

Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Bukhara to Ashgabat in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ashgabat when traveling from Bukhara in July, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Karachi.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa

4
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: browse the different shops at Dolmen Mall Clifton, have some family-friendly fun at VR Live Pak, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of TDF Ghar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Karachi trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ashgabat to Karachi in 8 hours. When traveling from Ashgabat in July, plan for little chillier days in Karachi, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Karachi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mohatta Palace Museum ©
Mohatta Palace Museum
Dolmen Mall Clifton ©
Dolmen Mall Clifton
Churna Island ©
Churna Island

4
nights
Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore ©
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.
Lahore is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens), examine the collection at Lahore Museum, and admire the striking features of Grand Jamia Masjid.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lahore trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Karachi to Lahore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Lahore sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Minar-e-Pakistan ©
Minar-e-Pakistan

5
nights
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Explore Islamabad's surroundings by going to Pir Sohawa (in Haripur), Takht-i-Bahi (in Mardan) and Mukshpuri Top (in Nathia Gali). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque, get outside with Trail 3, get a taste of the local shopping with The Centaurus Mall, and see the interesting displays at Lok Virsa Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Islamabad driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Lahore to Islamabad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Lahore in August, expect little chillier with lows of 28°C in Islamabad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pir Sohawa, Takht-i-Bahi, Mukshpuri Top
Highlights from your plan
Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Daman-e-Koh ©
Daman-e-Koh

2
nights
Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul ©
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Qargha Reservoir, then delve into the distant past at Babur Gardens Mosque, then stroll around Bagh-e Babur, and finally make a trip to Babur Tomb. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Bibi Mahroo Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ziarat-e Sakhi, then admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, and finally browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kabul road trip tool.

You can fly from Islamabad to Kabul in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Afghanistan Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bagh-e Babur
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Afghanistan ©
National Museum of Afghanistan
Bagh-e Babur ©
Bagh-e Babur
Babur Tomb ©
Babur Tomb

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob), Nurek Dam (in Nurek) and Hisor (Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve & Hisor Fortress). There's lots more to do: stroll around Rudaki Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Antiquities, explore the activities along Iskanderkul Lake, and laugh and play at Delfin Aquapark.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Dushanbe takes 10 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kabul to Dushanbe due to the time zone difference. August in Dushanbe sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hisor, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Nurek Dam, Iskanderkul Lake
Highlights from your plan
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
Iskanderkul Lake ©
Iskanderkul Lake
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

5
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.
Step out of Bishkek to go to Tokmok and see Burana Tower, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, stroll around Panfilov Park, and make a trip to Kurmanzhan Datka Statue.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bishkek trip planning website.

Getting from Dushanbe to Bishkek by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Dushanbe in August, expect nights in Bishkek to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Burana Tower
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower

4
nights
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.
Karakol is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, explore the stunning scenery at Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), and make a trip to Dungan Mosque.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Karakol road trip website.

Drive from Bishkek to Karakol in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
Highlights from your plan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Ala Kul Lake ©
Ala Kul Lake

6
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Change things up with a short trip to Lake Issyk in Esik (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, try out the rides at Almaty Central Park, and examine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Almaty journey planning site.

Getting from Karakol to Almaty by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. August in Almaty sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Issyk
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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