20 days in Asia Itinerary

20 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia journey planner

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

— 8 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.
Baku Old City and Philharmonic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bibi-Heybat Mosque and Heydar Mosque. Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, appreciate the history behind Monument to Richard Sorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, and examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Baku visit planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Baku is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Baku reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Baikonur.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baikonur trip planning tool.

Getting from Baku to Baikonur by car takes about 40 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Baku to Baikonur due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for 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 . Discover out-of-the-way places like Dorut Tilovat and Dor Us-Siyodat. Get some cultural insight at The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray and Statue of Amir Timur. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Crypt of Tamerlan and explore the striking landscape at Tahtakaracha Pass.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shahrisabz online journey maker.

Drive from Baikonur to Shahrisabz in 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baikonur to Shahrisabz. In June in Shahrisabz, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hami.

Things to do in Shahrisabz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Hami, China

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to HaMi YaDan (MoGuiCheng) ZiRan Ji LiShi ChenLieGuan and Hami Emperors Cemetery of Hui Nationality. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hami King's Palace and Mt. Tianshan Mountain Scenic Resort of Hami.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hami trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shahrisabz to Hami. The time zone difference when traveling from Shahrisabz to Hami is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hami

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks