60 days in Central Asia Itinerary

60 days in Central Asia Itinerary

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Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Ashgabat International Airport
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive to Urgench Airport, Fly to Bukhara Airport
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Train
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Khujand, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Karaganda, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 7 nights
Drive
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Turkmen Carpet Museum and Independence Monument. The adventure continues: make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, and browse the fresh offerings at Russian Bazaar.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat trip itinerary maker.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Ashgabat is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Bugbug, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Ashgabat, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Casinos
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

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Khiva, Uzbekistan

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum and Stone Palace (Tash Khauli). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret, steep yourself in history at Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, and admire the landmark architecture of Mohammed Amin Madrassah.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Khiva route builder site.

You can drive from Ashgabat to Khiva in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In April in Khiva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Poi Kalyan Mosque and Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bukhara: Navoiy (Karavan-Sarai Rabati Malik & Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum) and Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs (in Gijduvan). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, make a trip to Trading Domes, get engrossed in the history at Fayzulla Khujayev House, and admire the striking features of Ulugbek Medressa.

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Explore your travel options from Khiva to Bukhara with the Route module. In April in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sher Dor Madrasah and Tillya Kori Madrasah. Change things up with these side-trips from Samarkand: Chor-Chinor Garden (in Urgut) and Shahrisabz (Crypt of Tamerlan, Dor Us-Siyodat, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulugbek Madrasah, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Happy Bird, explore the world behind art at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, and explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Samarkand trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Khujand.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

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Khujand, Tajikistan

For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Explore hidden gems such as Panjshanbe Bozor and Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification. Explore Khujand's surroundings by going to Istaravshan (Fortress Mug Teppe & Bust of Lenin). There's lots more to do: stroll around Somoni park, contemplate the long history of Arbob Cultural Palace, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ismoil Somoni, and don't miss a visit to Kamal Khujandi Statue.

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You can drive from Samarkand to Khujand in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khujand

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ismaili Centre and National Museum of Antiquities. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dushanbe: Hisor (Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve & Hisor Fortress) and Monument The Motherland (in Vahdat). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, make a trip to Palace of the Nation, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ismoil Somoni, and stroll around Rudaki Park.

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Getting from Khujand to Dushanbe by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Charvak Reservoir and Japanese Garden. Go for a jaunt from Tashkent to Chimgan to see Pulatkhan Plateau about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Chimgon, make a trip to Barak-Khan Madrassah, enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower, and appreciate the history behind Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tashkent trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Dushanbe to Tashkent in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

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Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Independence Stele and KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karaganda: Temirtau (City Park of Culture and Leisure & Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Regional Central Mosque, stroll around Central Park of Culture and Rest, appreciate the history behind Monument Mining Glory, and take in the awesome beauty at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Karaganda road trip planning tool.

Fly from Tashkent to Karaganda in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tashkent to Karaganda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monument Kazakh Eli and Nurzhol Boulevard. Venture out of the city with trips to Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve (in Korgalzhyn) and Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism (in Malinovka). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque, get to know the resident critters at Duman Entertainment Centre, stop by Astana Allee, and ponder the design of Fountain Circus.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Nur-Sultan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Karaganda in May, Nur-Sultan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monument to Chingiz Aitmatov and Victory Square. Get out of town with these interesting Bishkek side-trips: Tokmok (Tokmok Mosque & Burana Tower). There's much more to do: get outside with Kashka-Suu Ski Resort, explore the striking landscape at Alamedin Gorge, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff With Country Flag.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bishkek day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Bishkek takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in May, you will find days in Bishkek are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Bishkek

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

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Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Kyzart Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naryn: Altyn Kol (in Kochkor) and Koshoy Korgon (in Kara-Suu). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Song Kol Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Torugart Pass, delve into the distant past at Shyrdakbek Korgon, and admire the verdant scenery at Tash Rabat.

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Traveling by car from Bishkek to Naryn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

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Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan

A well-established resort town, Cholpon Ata lies on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, backed by the alpine peaks of the Tian Shan range.
On the 16th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, take a peaceful walk through Grigorevskoye Canyon, take an unorthodox tour of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, then appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Abandoned Runway, then take in panoramic vistas at Ferris Wheel, then head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, and finally examine the collection at Historical Museum.

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Traveling by car from Naryn to Cholpon Ata takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing and Karakol Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Barskoon (Monument to Yuriy Gagarin & Barskoon Waterfall) and Tosor (Canyon Skazka & Canyon Fairy Tale). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), explore the striking landscape at Telety Pass, appreciate the history behind Monument N.M. Przhevalsky, and stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Karakol trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cholpon Ata to Karakol takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Almaty.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 24:

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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 A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts and Altyn-Emel. Get out of town with these interesting Almaty side-trips: Lake Issyk (in Esik) and Kapchagay (Nomad Fortress, Tamgaly Tas, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Almatinskiy Terrenkur, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, examine the collection at Archeology Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Almaty day trip tool.

Getting from Karakol to Almaty by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 29: