60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tehran, Iran
— 9 nights
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Isfahan, Iran
— 9 nights
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Shiraz, Iran
— 9 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 5 nights
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Mary, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
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Bamyan, Afghanistan
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 3 nights
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Islamabad, Pakistan
— 6 nights
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 8 nights
Fly to Linfen Qiaoli Airport, Drive to Xinjiang County
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Xinjiang County, China
— 6 nights
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Tehran, Iran

— 9 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 Darakeh. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, wander the streets of Darband, walk around Mellat Park, and take in the views from Tabiat Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tehran trip planner.

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. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Tehran reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Isfahan, Iran

— 9 nights

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 Bedkhem Church and Flower Garden. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Isfahan Music Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah), and look for gifts at Bazaar of Isfahan.

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Getting from Tehran to Isfahan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Shiraz, Iran

— 9 nights

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 Qalat Village and Delgosha Garden. When in Shiraz, make a side trip to see Persepolis in Persepolis, approximately Persepolis away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, stroll through Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shiraz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Shiraz, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 5 nights
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 Turkmen Carpet Museum and Independence Monument. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hezreti Osman Mosque.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat trip planner.

You can fly from Shiraz to Ashgabat in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shiraz in June since evenings lows in Ashgabat dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Casinos

Mary, Turkmenistan

— 2 nights
Prosperous thanks to its successful cotton growing and processing industry, Mary retains much of the Soviet-era sensibility once prevalent in this part of the world.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mary online trip maker.

You can drive from Ashgabat to Mary in 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mary are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bamyan.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites

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 6th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bamyan sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Mary to Bamyan in 21.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkmenistan Standard Time to Afghanistan Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Kabul, Afghanistan

— 3 nights
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Afghanistan and Babur Tomb. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Qargha Reservoir, admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kabul holiday planner.

Getting from Bamyan to Kabul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Islamabad, Pakistan

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pakistan monument and Margalla Hills. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Islamabad: Pir Sohawa (in Haripur) and Karakoram Highway (in Hassan Abdal). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Daman-e-Koh, trek along Trail 5, stop by Saidpur Village, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Islamabad online vacation planner.

Fly from Kabul to Islamabad in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kabul to Islamabad is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lahore, Pakistan

— 8 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Ali Hajvery's Tomb. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Lahore Fort, buy something for everyone on your list at Packages Mall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shahi Guzargah, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with The Mad Hatters.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahore trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Islamabad to Lahore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Xinjiang County.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Xinjiang County, China

— 6 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yun Qiu Mountain and Longmen Gorges. Change things up with these side-trips from Xinjiang County: Dongyue Temple of Wanrong, Yuncheng (in Wanrong County) and Dingcun Village Site (in Xiangfen County).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Xinjiang County trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahore to Xinjiang County. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Xinjiang County

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.

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.

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.

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.