23 days in Central Asia & New Delhi Itinerary

23 days in Central Asia & New Delhi Itinerary

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Zhabagly, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 4 nights

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Head to Zelenyy Bazar and MEGA Alma-Atafor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ascension Cathedral and Arvest Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, browse the different shops at Esentai Mall, explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, and stop by Wine Boutique Salon de Provence.

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Guwahati, India to Almaty is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time is 0.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Guwahati in May: high temperatures in Almaty hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zelenyy Bazar ©
Zelenyy Bazar
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Arvest Art Gallery ©
Arvest Art Gallery

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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.
Do your shopping at Osh Bazaar and Asanbay Center. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists, trek along Issyk-Ata Gorge, take in breathtaking views at Konorchek Canyons, and stop by Tumar Art Salon.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bishkek trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Bishkek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Bishkek

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar
Asanbay Center ©
Asanbay Center
Konorchek Canyons ©
Konorchek Canyons

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nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kulanshi and Nur-Astana Mosque. Head to Khan Shatyr and Astana Alleefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at MEGA Silk Way, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, and take in the exciting artwork at Has Sanat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nur-Sultan holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Bishkek to Nur-Sultan in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bishkek in May, with highs in Nur-Sultan at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zhabagly.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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Zhabagly, Kazakhstan

Zhabagly ©
A small village on the rim of the eponymous national park, Zhabagly attracts adventurous visitors from afar who come here to see where the steppes end and the mountains begin.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhabagly online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Zhabagly takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Zhabagly: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tashkent.

Things to do in Zhabagly

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve ©
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Uzexpocentre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tashkent trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zhabagly to Tashkent takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT) to Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Tashkent

Highlights from your plan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah
Art Gallery of Uzbekistan ©
Art Gallery of Uzbekistan

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Great Minaret of the Kalon and Poi Kalyan Mosque. Do some cultural sightseeing at Samanid Mausoleum and Chasma Ayub Mausoleum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balyand Mosque, explore the ancient world of Chor-Bakr necropolis, and pick up some local products at Samoni Retaill Farmer Market.

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Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Bukhara sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Registan and Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Happy Bird or Central Bazaar. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Settlement, admire the landmark architecture of Gur Emir Mausoleum, and gain insight at Tillya Kori Madrasah.

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You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Bukhara in May, you will find days in Samarkand are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Great India Place and Chandni Chowk. Get some historical perspective at Red Fort and Lotus Temple. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in nature's colorful creations at Lodhi Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Samarkand to New Delhi takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Samarkand to New Delhi is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Samarkand in May, expect nights in New Delhi to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are much warmer, around 47°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

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