31 days in Asia Itinerary

31 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h
5
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
8
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
9
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
10
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
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.
When in Bishkek, make a side trip to see Burana Tower in Tokmok, approximately Tokmok away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ala-Archa Gorge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, walk around Victory Park, and contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bishkek trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bishkek is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Bishkek is 14 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Bishkek, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

3
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.
When in Karakol, make a side trip to see Barskoon Waterfall in Barskoon, approximately Barskoon away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, make a trip to Dungan Mosque, and walk around River Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Karakol trip maker app.

You can drive from Bishkek to Karakol in 6 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naryn.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Barskoon Waterfall
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Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Ala Kul Lake ©
Ala Kul Lake

1
night
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

Naryn ©
Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Shyrdakbek Korgon and then explore the activities along Song Kol Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naryn sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Naryn takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osh.

Things to do in Naryn

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shyrdakbek Korgon
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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake

2
nights
Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, then make a trip to Alymbek Datkanyn Aykeli, and finally view the masterpieces at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Abshir Ata Falls, then hike along Kyrgyz Ata National Park, then contemplate the long history of Dom Babura Mosque, and finally appreciate the history behind Manas Statue.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osh attractions planner.

Getting from Naryn to Osh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Osh

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park

3
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, and see the interesting displays at House Museum of Pumpkin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tashkent travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Osh to Tashkent in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Osh to Tashkent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
TV Tower ©
TV Tower

3
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.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum, make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, and take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bukhara trip planning website.

Fly from Tashkent to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum

3
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: make a trip to Registan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, and gain insight at Ulugbek Madrasah.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Samarkand tour itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Samarkand

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

2
nights
Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, then delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, then admire the striking features of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally steep yourself in history at Kalta Minor Minaret. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), and then make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Khiva online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Samarkand to Khiva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Khiva when traveling from Samarkand in September, with lows around 54°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum ©
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)

3
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: examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geokdepe, delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, and get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History.

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Drive from Khiva to Ashgabat in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Khiva in September, expect Ashgabat to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Monument Arch of Neutrality ©
Monument Arch of Neutrality

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nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Baku in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ashgabat to Baku. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ashgabat in September: highs in Baku hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard
Baku Old City
Baku Old City

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