60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tehran, Iran
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Isfahan, Iran
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Shiraz, Iran
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Bamyan, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Kashgar, China
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Turpan, China
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Urumqi, China
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Tehran, Iran

— 7 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moghadam Museum and Jamshidieh Stone Garden. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, take a stroll through Darband, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, and enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tehran visit app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tehran is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Tehran is 2.5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Tehran at 41°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas

Isfahan, Iran

— 8 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bedkhem Church and Bazaar of Isfahan. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, snap pictures at Khaju Bridge, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isfahan trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Tehran to Isfahan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tehran in June, plan for little chillier nights in Isfahan, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Shiraz, Iran

— 8 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Qalat Village and Meshkinfam Art Museum. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Hafez, admire the natural beauty at Delgosha Garden, steep yourself in history at Zinat ol Molk House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine.

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Fly from Isfahan to Shiraz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Karachi.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Karachi, Pakistan

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Clifton Beach and Port Grand. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Mohatta Palace Museum, stop by Tali Karachi, don't miss a visit to Empress Market, and tee off at Karachi Golf Club.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Karachi day trip tool.

Fly from Shiraz to Karachi in 9 hours. Traveling from Shiraz to Karachi, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Shiraz in June since evenings lows in Karachi dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Karachi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Lahore, Pakistan

— 5 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lahore Museum and Spas. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Badshahi Mosque, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore, admire the landmark architecture of Gurudwara Dera Sahib, and make a trip to Minar-e-Pakistan.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lahore trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Karachi to Lahore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Lahore sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Islamabad, Pakistan

— 4 nights
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 hidden gems such as Daman-e-Koh and Margalla Hills. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque, visit Saidpur Village, don't miss a visit to St. Thomas Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Islamabad Stock Exchange Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Islamabad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Lahore to Islamabad in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. July in Islamabad sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Kabul, Afghanistan

— 3 nights
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of Afghanistan and Darul Aman Palace. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Babur Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, stroll around Bagh-e Babur, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christian Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kabul trip itinerary site.

Getting from Islamabad to Kabul by flight takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Islamabad to Kabul, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bamyan.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Bamyan, Afghanistan

— 2 nights

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 12th (Mon), witness the site of a historic battle at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamyan online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kabul to Bamyan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kashgar.

Things to do in Bamyan

Historic Sites
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Kashgar, China

— 4 nights
Kashi remains a melting pot of Central Asian cultures and boasts one of the most important Islamic old towns in the region.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Abakh Hoja Tomb. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idkah Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Hongqilafu Mountain Boundary Marker, and hunt for treasures at North Jiefang Road Market.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kashgar online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Bamyan to Kashgar with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Bamyan to Kashgar. July in Kashgar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Turpan.

Things to do in Kashgar

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Turpan, China

— 3 nights

Hometown of Grapes

Situated below sea level, the city of Turpan boasts a rich history as an ancient trade center, and its dramatic climate brings cold, harsh winters and boiling hot summers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uygur Ancient Village and Tu Lu Fan Qing Nian Lu Bu Xing Jie. Step out of Turpan to go to Xinjiang County and see Ancient City of Gaochang, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turpan trip tool.

Getting from Kashgar to Turpan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Urumqi.

Things to do in Turpan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Urumqi, China

— 4 nights
As one of China's fastest-growing cities, Urumqi is a melting pot of international people and cultures set against a mountainous backdrop.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tianshan Mountain Wildlife Park and Tianshan Grand Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), take a memorable drive along Hongguangshan Scenic Resort, relax and rejuvenate at Hong Shan Swimming Pool Urumqi, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Karakoram Highway.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Urumqi holiday builder website.

Traveling by train from Turpan to Urumqi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Urumqi

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 6 nights
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turkmen Carpet Museum and Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Hezreti Osman Mosque, and admire the striking features of Wedding Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ashgabat trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Urumqi to Ashgabat. Traveling from Urumqi to Ashgabat, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Urumqi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ashgabat, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Iran travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.

Pakistan travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Specialty Museums
Occupying territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Pakistan saw more than its share of ancient invaders, from the Bronze Age civilizations that thrived in the Indus Valley to the armies of Alexander of Macedonia. Each culture left a deep mark on the country's cultural heritage, shaping its religious traditions, art, and cuisine. Because of continued political instability in the region, few casual travelers consider a trip to Pakistan for pleasure, yet the intrepid explorers who do will discover a land blessed with numerous natural and cultural treasures. While thriving cities lie in the country's south, the remote and rarely visited north remains a wild frontier of soaring mountain ranges, which include K2, the world's second-highest mountain.

Afghanistan travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.

Xinjiang Uygur travel guide

3.6
Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites · Lookouts
An autonomous region in the northwest of China, Xinjiang Uygur shares a lengthy border with post-Soviet Central Asian republics, Russia, and Mongolia, and offers a real treat for ethnography and nature lovers. From prehistoric sites to Silk Road history, you can tour Xinjiang Uygur's museums detailing the region's rich past or visit one of the grand bazaars for a taste of the historic trade route. Other places to see in Xinjiang Uygur include old mosques and monasteries, numerous parks, and markets. Perched high in the Tian Shan, the thinly populated region offers scenic hikes and winter sports against a background of vast desert areas, snow-capped mountains, and glaciers, and is also home to the largest city in Central Asia.

Turkmenistan travel guide

3.8
Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.