19 days in Asia Itinerary

19 days in Asia Itinerary

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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 10 nights
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Baikonur, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Drive
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Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive to Samarkand Airport, Fly to Hami Airport
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Hami, China
— 3 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan

— 10 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bibi-Heybat Mosque and Museum of Miniature Books. Get a sense of the local culture at Baku Old City and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. There's still lots to do: walk around Philharmonic Park, tee off at Dreamland Golf Club, appreciate the history behind Monument to Richard Sorge, and take in the exciting artwork at Ali Shamsi Studio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Baku vacation planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Baku is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Stockholm to Baku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Baku to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Baikonur.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Baikonur planning website.

You can drive from Baku to Baikonur in 40 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Baku to Baikonur due to the time zone difference. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shahrisabz.

Things to do in Baikonur

Museums

Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan

— 2 nights
Shakhrisabz, is a city in Qashqadaryo Region in southern Uzbekistan located approximately 80 km south of Samarkand with a population of 100,300 . Get some cultural insight at Dorut Tilovat and Crypt of Tamerlan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray and Chor-Chinor Garden. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Statue of Amir Timur, explore the striking landscape at Tahtakaracha Pass, and don't miss a visit to Dor Us-Siyodat.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shahrisabz sightseeing site.

Getting from Baikonur to Shahrisabz by car takes about 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from East Kazakhstan Time to Uzbekistan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Shahrisabz can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Hami.

Things to do in Shahrisabz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hami, China

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at HaMi YaDan (MoGuiCheng) ZiRan Ji LiShi ChenLieGuan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hami King's Palace.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shahrisabz to Hami. The time zone difference moving from Uzbekistan Standard Time to China Standard Time is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hami

Museums