47 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

47 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Train to Olot, Taxi to Turkmenabad, Fly to Ashgabat
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
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Batumi, Georgia
— 5 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Kazakhstan and Cathedral of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hazret Sultan Mosque and Monument Kazakh Eli. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and get great views at Quay Astana.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan attractions planning app.

Kristiansand, Norway to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kristiansand to Nur-Sultan. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kristiansand in June, with highs in Nur-Sultan at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Big Almaty Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Shymbulak Ski Resort and Kok-Tobe Hill. There's lots more to do: walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, appreciate the history behind Glory Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Almaty trip planner.

You can fly from Nur-Sultan to Almaty in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Altyn Arashan and Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Issyk-Kul Lake and Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum. Explore Karakol's surroundings by going to Canyon Fairy Tale (in Tosor) and Barskoon Waterfall (in Barskoon). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, explore the striking landscape at Telety Pass, explore the activities along Ala Kul Lake, and pause for some photo ops at The Monument of Aryk Myrza.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Karakol day trip site.

You can drive from Almaty to Karakol in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ala-Archa Gorge and Konorchek Canyons. Popular historic sites such as Burana Tower and Ala-Too Square are in your itinerary. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Alamedin Gorge and stroll around Victory Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bishkek holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Bishkek takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Bishkek sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Dushanbe on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Tajikistan and National Museum of Antiquities. Visit Hisor Fortress and Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dushanbe: Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). There's still lots to do: walk around Rudaki Park and get your game on at Kokhi Navruz.

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Getting from Bishkek to Dushanbe by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Bishkek to Dushanbe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bishkek in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dushanbe, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Samarkand.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shah-i-Zinda and Tillya Kori Madrasah. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gur Emir Mausoleum and Imam Bokhari Mausoleum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sher Dor Madrasah, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Apostolic Church, and make a trip to Registan.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Samarkand day trip tool.

You can drive from Dushanbe to Samarkand in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, then don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geokdepe. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, then see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ashgabat day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Samarkand to Ashgabat takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Samarkand in July, expect Ashgabat to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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Baku, Azerbaijan

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alley of Martyrs and Dreamland Golf Club. Baku Old City and National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, stroll through Yanardag, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baku road trip app.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Baku in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkmenistan Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Ashgabat, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

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Batumi, Georgia

Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Makhuntseti Waterwall and Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo". Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral and Bridge Mahuntseti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Batumi to go to Kobuleti and see Mtirala National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Batumi Archeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, do a tasting at Adjarian Wine House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Batumi trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Baku to Batumi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Baku in July; daily highs in Batumi reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

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Tbilisi, Georgia

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Appreciate the collections at Georgian National Museum and Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Signagi City Walls. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri), Kvareli (Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House & Tunnel Winery Khareba's) and Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino (in Signagi). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Giant Plane Tree, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, and learn about winemaking at Tsinandali Palace.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip maker site.

You can fly from Batumi to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Batumi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tbilisi, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

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Yerevan, Armenia

Pink City

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Visiting Hayravank Monastery and Noravank Gorge will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Noravank Monastery and Parajanov Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), St. Astvatsatsin Church (in Areni) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). There's much more to do: examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia, stroll through Armenian Genocide Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory, and explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan day trip planner.

You can drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tbilisi in July, you will find days in Yerevan are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Kazakhstan travel guide

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Parks · Lookouts · Churches
The world's biggest landlocked country, Kazakhstan boasts a thriving economy resting almost entirely on huge reserves of natural gas and oil. While some travelers find its seemingly endless and largely featureless steppe unappealing, others take a trip to Kazakhstan precisely because of these unspoiled stretches. If you wanted, you could certainly spend your entire vacation in Kazakhstan completely alone, exploring the sprawling, empty horizons. If you want a little company, mingle with the highly urbanized locals in Almaty or Astana, two big cities featuring broad tree-lined avenues, hip cafes, giant malls, and many innovative buildings that seem plucked right out of a science fiction novel.

Kyrgyzstan travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · National Parks · Flea Markets
A landlocked country of soaring mountains and sprawling steppes, Kyrgyzstan only became independent in 1991, after several decades as one of the Soviet Union's republics. Today, the country represents a growingly popular tourist destination, enticing visitors to come with its rolling pastures and unspoiled mountain landscapes. A trip to Kyrgyzstan reveals a mostly rural land, where it's still possible to witness the lifestyle of the semi-nomadic shepherds living in portable yurts--simple dwellings made of wood and animal skins. You'd be hard-pressed to find many urban attractions here, but the hospitality of the natives and the stunning natural scenery will more than make up for any lack of modern amenities.

Tajikistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · History Museums
Caravans loaded with goods passed through Tajikistan when the ancient Silk Road ran through this country; today, it is one of the world's poorest and least explored nations. Devastated by the civil war of the 1990s, Tajikistan tourism has recently bounced back, as the country's unspoiled mountain landscapes attract a growing number of daring climbers and adventurous travelers. Picturesque highland villages welcome foreign explorers searching for an authentic Central Asian experience in a place seemingly frozen in time. Roads are practically nonexistent in many places and public transport unreliable, but the hospitable Tajiks treat visitors with such warmth and kindness you're not likely to mind the lack of amenities and modern distractions.

Uzbekistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Although it only gained full independence in 1991, Uzbekistan boasts a rich history filled with legendary conquests by the likes of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. Major tourist attractions in Uzbekistan include centuries-old cities (once oases along the Silk Road), seemingly endless deserts, soaring mountains that serve as popular ecotourism playgrounds, and ancient fortresses untouched by the passage of time. Visitors flock to this landlocked Central Asian country to hike, ski, bird-watch, and stay in traditional yurt camps. Consider beginning your tour of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, where modern glass-fronted office buildings stand in stark contrast to decaying Soviet-era apartment blocks.

Turkmenistan travel guide

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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.

Azerbaijan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.

Armenia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.