17 days in Asia Itinerary

17 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
8
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Registan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Settlement, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory, thenpause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, thenshop like a local with Art Gallery Happy Bird, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Samarkand trip maker website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Samarkand is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dammam to Samarkand, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dammam in June: high temperatures in Samarkand hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Registan ©
Registan
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda

2
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
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 25th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, thendon't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), and finally take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Khoja Akhrar Mosque, head outdoors with Lake Charvak, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, and finally explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tashkent attractions planner.

Getting from Samarkand to Tashkent by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Lake Charvak ©
Lake Charvak
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

2
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.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Hisor Fortress, thentake an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, and then walk around Rudaki Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Varzob and then cool off at Delfin Aquapark.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dushanbe trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Tashkent to Dushanbe in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Fun & Games Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hisor Fortress
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Delfin Aquapark ©
Delfin Aquapark
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Manas Statue, thenexplore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge, and then appreciate the history behind Kurmanzhan Datka Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, steep yourself in history at Ala-Too Square, thenstroll around Panfilov Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Victory Square.

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Getting from Dushanbe to Bishkek by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Tajikistan Time (TJT) to Kyrgyzstan Time (KGT) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dushanbe in June: highs in Bishkek hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal and then explore the activities along Issyk-Kul Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Park Pobedy and then take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Karakol visit app.

You can drive from Bishkek to Karakol in 6 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Almaty.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal ©
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, thenget great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, and then stroll around First President's Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, thenhave fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, thenexamine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Almaty trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Karakol to Almaty in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, thenpause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, thenbrush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Sport Complex Kazakhstan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, thenwalk around City Park, and finally make a splash at Family Rest Center Ailand.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nur-Sultan trip maker app.

You can fly from Almaty to Nur-Sultan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Almaty in July, with highs in Nur-Sultan at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

1
night
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Wedding Palace, thenappreciate the history behind Independence Monument, thentake in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, and finally delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa. On your second day here, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, thenexamine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat route maker website.

You can fly from Nur-Sultan to Ashgabat in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan to Ashgabat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nur-Sultan in July, plan for warmer days in Ashgabat, with highs around 45°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque

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