60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Tabriz, Iran
— 3 nights
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Tehran, Iran
— 5 nights
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Isfahan, Iran
— 4 nights
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Shiraz, Iran
— 4 nights
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Mashhad, Iran
— 2 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
Fly to Turkmenabad, Taxi to Olot
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
— 1 day
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Peshawar, Pakistan
— 2 nights
Taxi to Islamabad, Fly to Lahore
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 5 nights
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Karachi, Pakistan
— 5 nights
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Mumbai, 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Istanbul is 1 hour. While traveling from Cairo, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · 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.
Tabriz is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz, stroll around Khaqani Park, head outdoors with Yam Ski Resort, and get engrossed in the history at Ali Monsieur’s Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tabriz trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Tabriz with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Istanbul to Tabriz. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Tabriz. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Tabriz

Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports

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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.
When in Tehran, make a side trip to see Dizin Ski Resort in Karaj, approximately Karaj away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Sadabaad Palace, browse the exhibits of Negarestan Garden, engage your brain at Iran Science Park, and scramble along the landscape with Iran Climbing Guide.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tehran road trip planning tool.

Getting from Tabriz to Tehran by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, Tehran is somewhat warmer than Tabriz - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Isfahan Seashell Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, explore the historical opulence of Chehel Sotoun, and browse the exhibits of Vank Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isfahan itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tehran to Isfahan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tehran in March, Isfahan is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shiraz: Persepolis (in Persepolis) and Pasargad (Tomb of Cyrus, Pasargad, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Vakil Bazaar, take a pleasant ride with Iran Sightseeing - Day Trips, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Saadi, and view the masterpieces at Haan Art Shop.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shiraz attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Isfahan in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°C in Shiraz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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 24th (Wed), admire the striking features of Darougheh Historical House, see the interesting displays at Mahdi Gholi Beyk historical bath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Reza Holy Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goharshad Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Professor Bazima Science Park, then admire the striking features of Harooniyeh, then take an in-depth tour of Khorasan Great Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ghonbad Sabz.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mashhad trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Mashhad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Shiraz in March: highs in Mashhad hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Ashgabat is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake, delve into the distant past at Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Geokdepe, and find something for the whole family at World of Turkmenbashi Tales.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ashgabat trip maker tool.

You can drive from Mashhad to Ashgabat in 4 hours. Traveling from Mashhad to Ashgabat, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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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.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, gain insight at Gaukushan Madrasah, get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, and browse the fresh offerings at Samoni Retaill Farmer Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bukhara attractions tool.

Getting from Ashgabat to Bukhara by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. March in Bukhara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

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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.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Registan, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, and look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Samarkand tour itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Samarkand are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths

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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.
Explore Tashkent's surroundings by going to Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Lake Charvak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minor Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, and gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tashkent journey maker site.

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Tashkent takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mazar-i-Sharif tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Tashkent to Mazar-i-Sharif in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Uzbekistan Standard Time to Afghanistan Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. April in Mazar-i-Sharif sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kabul.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Kabul, Afghanistan

A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Babur Tomb, walk around Bagh-e Babur, then admire the landmark architecture of Darul Aman Palace, and finally browse the exhibits of National Museum of Afghanistan.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kabul using our trip planner.

You can fly from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Peshawar.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Peshawar, Pakistan

Peshawar is the capital of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Sethi Street, then admire the striking features of Islamia College, then walk around Tatara Park, and finally walk around Khalid Bin Waled Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Masjid Mahabat Khan, then make a trip to Fort Bala Hisar, and then head outdoors with Sardaryab.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Peshawar trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kabul to Peshawar in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kabul to Peshawar, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Peshawar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Peshawar

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

5
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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.
Lahore is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, get in on the family fun at Playdium, get a dose of the wild on The Mad Hatters, and appreciate the history behind Jehangir's Tomb & Kamran's Baradari Pavilion.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lahore travel route builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Peshawar to Lahore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Peshawar in April, expect nights in Lahore to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Karachi.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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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.
Karachi is known for shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Mohatta Palace Museum, ponder the world of politics at High Court Building, don't miss a visit to National Academy of Performing Arts, and steep yourself in history at Wazir Mansion.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Karachi online trip builder.

You can fly from Lahore to Karachi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Karachi when traveling from Lahore in April, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Karachi

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation

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Mumbai, India

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and wander the streets of Dharavi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai journey builder app.

Getting from Karachi to Mumbai by flight takes about 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods