26 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

26 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Yerevan, Armenia
— 1 night
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
3
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
4
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
5
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
6
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
7
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
8
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
9
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
10
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights


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1
night
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, examine the collection at Ervand Kochar Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Modern Art Museum of Yerevan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gayane Church, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Echmiadzin Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, thenexplore the ancient world of Zvartnots Temple, and finally examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary maker website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Yerevan is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Lisbon to Yerevan. In September, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vagharshapat
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Zvartnots Temple ©
Zvartnots Temple

2
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
You've now added Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tsinandali Palace and House-museum of Chavchavadze. Visit The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta and Kashveti Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Shumi Winery (in Tsinandali), Ikalto Monastery Complex (in Ikalto) and Samtavro Church (in Mtskheta). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Open Air Museum of Ethnography, view the masterpieces at Fotografia, pause for some serene contemplation at Mtatsminda Pantheon, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Lamplighter.

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

You can drive from Yerevan to Tbilisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Yerevan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tbilisi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Tsinandali, Mtskheta, Ikalto Monastery Complex
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Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
Ikalto Monastery Complex ©
Ikalto Monastery Complex

2
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Heydar Aliyev Center and Museum of Miniature Books. Baku Old City and Heydar Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club, and ponder the design of Philharmonic Park.

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Fly from Tbilisi to Baku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Baku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ascension Cathedral and Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen. Do some cultural sightseeing at A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology Museum. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, see Off-Road Tours, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev, and see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Almaty trip app.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Almaty takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Baku to Almaty, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Almaty when traveling from Baku in September, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Museums
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts ©
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts
D.A. Kunayev Museum ©
D.A. Kunayev Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ak-Sai Glacier, look for all kinds of wild species at Alamedin Gorge, explore the world behind art at Museum of Graphic Arts /Tinibek Sadykov, explore the galleries of Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists, thencontemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishkek trip builder.

Drive from Almaty to Bishkek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Almaty, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bishkek, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bishkek

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ak-Sai Glacier ©
Ak-Sai Glacier
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Alamedin Gorge ©
Alamedin Gorge

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night
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, examine the collection at Museum of Communication History, take an in-depth tour of State Museum "In Memory of the Victims of Repression", take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tashkent trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Bishkek to Tashkent takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bishkek to Tashkent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Communication History ©
Museum of Communication History
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

1
night
Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Bakcha Darvaza, steep yourself in history at Outer City Wall, don't miss a visit to Mohammed Rakhim Khan Madrassah, thensteep yourself in history at Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), thenstep into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, and finally explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala. On the next day, make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex, steep yourself in history at Qutlugh Murad Inaq Madrasah, admire the landmark architecture of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), thensteep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Khiva trip builder app.

Fly from Tashkent to Khiva in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Khiva are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark

2
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): shop like a local with History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre, deepen your understanding at Kukeltash Madrasah, and then explore the world behind art at Art Museum Kamoliddin Behzod. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, delve into the distant past at Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque, admire the striking features of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, thentake some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bukhara trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Khiva to Bukhara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Khiva in October, things will get a bit warmer in Bukhara: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum
Chor-Minor ©
Chor-Minor

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night
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Registan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, don't miss a visit to Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor, thenexamine the collection at Regional Studies Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, get curious at Ulugh Beg Observatory, pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazrat Khizr Mosque, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally shop like a local with Art Gallery Happy Bird.

Before you visit Samarkand, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

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

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ensemble Hazrati Imam, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial, don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), thendon't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square, thenadmire the masterpieces at O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Interned Japanese Citizens.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tashkent trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Samarkand to Tashkent by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi ©
O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi
Ensemble Hazrati Imam ©
Ensemble Hazrati Imam
Moyie Mubarek Library Museum ©
Moyie Mubarek Library Museum

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nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, examine the collection at Pera Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Istanbul takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tashkent to Istanbul. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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