17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh, India
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Chandigarh, India
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Muscat, Oman
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Chandigarh, India


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Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Panjab University, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh day trip planning tool .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Panjab University ©
Panjab University

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New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Qutub Minar, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then don't miss a visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner .

Fly from Chandigarh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in New Delhi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, and then appreciate the history behind Monument to Taras Shevchenko. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kok-Tobe Hill, appreciate the history behind Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, then stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and finally admire the striking features of Kazakhstan National Science Academy.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Almaty sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Almaty in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in November; daily highs in Almaty reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort ©
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad). On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber, then examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow road trip planning site .

Fly from Almaty to Moscow in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time (ALMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Almaty, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Maze of Fear, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning tool .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In November, Istanbul is warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 17°C and lows of 17°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 18th (Mon), stop by Dubai Gold Souk, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai route planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Dubai in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Istanbul to Dubai, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Dubai, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Theme Parks Museums
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Qurum Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally ponder the world of politics at Al Alam Palace.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Muscat online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Dubai to Muscat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Muscat

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Al Alam Palace
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Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Al Alam Palace ©
Al Alam Palace
Qurum Beach ©
Qurum Beach

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