60 days in Central Asia Itinerary

60 days in Central Asia Itinerary

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 5 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 6 nights
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
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Saty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
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Oskemen, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights
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Karaganda, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 7 nights

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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, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ashgabat trip itinerary builder app.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Ashgabat is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bugbug to Ashgabat, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bugbug in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Ashgabat, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

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nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ulugbek Madrasah in Gijduvan (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, get engrossed in the history at Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), explore the ancient world of Chor-Bakr necropolis, and contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bukhara route maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ashgabat to Bukhara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ashgabat in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bukhara, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque

5
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Change things up with these side-trips from Samarkand: Shahrisabz (Dor Us-Siyodat, Dorut Tilovat, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Registan, contemplate the long history of Shah-i-Zinda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and gain insight at Sher Dor Madrasah.

Find out how to plan Samarkand trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Bukhara to Samarkand by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. April in Samarkand sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Qutlugh Murad Inaq Madrasah, steep yourself in history at Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), then make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex, then explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, and finally admire the striking features of Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Khiva Silk Worshop, explore the historical opulence of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, then admire the striking features of Ota Darvoza, then explore the historical opulence of Nurullaboy Saroyi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Khiva sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Samarkand to Khiva takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum ©
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum
Mohammed Amin Madrassah ©
Mohammed Amin Madrassah

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tashkent: Chimgan (Pulatkhan Plateau & Chimgan Ski Resort) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, and head outdoors with Lake Charvak.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tashkent trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Khiva to Tashkent in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:
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Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Lake Charvak ©
Lake Charvak

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dushanbe: Fann Mountains (in Ayni), Hisor (Hisor Fortress & Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). There's still lots to do: walk around Rudaki Park, make a trip to Ismaili Centre, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Haji Yaqub Mosque.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dushanbe trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Tashkent to Dushanbe in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:
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Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bishkek: Tokmok (Tokmok Mosque & Burana Tower). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ala-Archa Gorge, view the masterpieces at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists, make a trip to Victory Square, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bishkek attractions planner.

Fly from Dushanbe to Bishkek in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Tajikistan Time to Kyrgyzstan Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Dushanbe in April, plan for little chillier days in Bishkek, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Spas & Wellness

5
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karakol: Tosor (Canyon Skazka & Canyon Fairy Tale), Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata (in Cholpon Ata) and Monument to Yuriy Gagarin (in Barskoon). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, walk around River Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Karakol online route planner.

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 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque
Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks) ©
Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)

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Saty, Kazakhstan

Saty ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saty road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Saty takes 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Oskemen.

Things to do in Saty

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy

3
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Oskemen, Kazakhstan

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Oskemen is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Slavskogo Embankment, stroll around Sauletai Recreation Park, make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union, and see the interesting displays at Eastern-Kazakhstan Regional Architecture and Ethnographic Museum Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oskemen day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Oskemen in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque
Memorial to Soldiers-Internationalists ©
Memorial to Soldiers-Internationalists

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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Go for a jaunt from Nur-Sultan to Malinovka to see Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and stop by Astana Allee.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nur-Sultan itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oskemen to Nur-Sultan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Nur-Sultan sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Temirtau (Central Mosque & Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, appreciate the history behind A.S. Pushkin Monument, and make a trip to Monument to Victims of Political Repression.

Plan a trip to Karaganda easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in May, Karaganda is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Step out of Almaty to go to Esik and see Lake Issyk, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, stroll around Almaty Central Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altyn-Emel.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip planner.

Fly from Karaganda to Almaty in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Karaganda in May: high temperatures in Almaty hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

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