45 days in Asia Itinerary

45 days in Asia Itinerary

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45 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oskemen, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Khorog, Tajikistan
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Khujand, Tajikistan
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
6
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Agra, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Udaipur, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Bengaluru, India
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
13
Goa, India
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
14
Tehran, Iran
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
15
Mashhad, Iran
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
16
Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Baiterek Tower and Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Arai. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, take in the exciting artwork at Kulanshi, have fun at Sport Complex Kazakhstan, and walk around City Park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Astana trip itinerary planning website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Astana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Astana, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Astana dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park ©
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

3
nights
Oskemen, Kazakhstan

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slavskogo Embankment and Zhambyl Zhabayev Park. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Kiin Kirish Canyon, stroll around Sauletai Recreation Park, make a trip to Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque, and enjoy some diversion at Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oskemen trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Astana to Oskemen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Oskemen are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque

3
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kok-Tobe Hill and Big Almaty Lake. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, examine the collection at D.A. Kunayev Museum, enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baiken Mosque.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Almaty road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oskemen to Almaty takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oskemen in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Almaty, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Khorog.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

1
day
Khorog, Tajikistan

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Garm Chashma, appreciate the history behind National Flag of Tajikistan, then explore the activities along Bulunkul Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lake Karakul.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Khorog road trip planning site .

Fly from Almaty to Khorog in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time (ALMT) to Tajikistan Time (TJT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Khujand.

Things to do in Khorog

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Karakul ©
Lake Karakul
Bulunkul Lake ©
Bulunkul Lake
Garm Chashma ©
Garm Chashma

1
day
Khujand, Tajikistan

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Panjshanbe Bozor, don't miss a visit to Kamal Khujandi Statue, examine the collection at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, then contemplate the long history of Arbob Cultural Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kayrakkum Reservoir.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Khujand online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Khorog to Khujand takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khujand

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kayrakkum Reservoir ©
Kayrakkum Reservoir
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue
Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace

2
nights
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Varzob, don't miss a visit to Ismaili Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Fann Mountains, and finally take a memorable drive along Karatag Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): stroll around Rudaki Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mevlana Yakub Charki Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Abu Ali Ibn Sino (Avicenna), then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally appreciate the views at Yagnob Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dushanbe online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Khujand to Dushanbe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Khujand in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Dushanbe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Varzob ©
Varzob
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
Fann Mountains ©
Fann Mountains

3
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rashtrapati Bhavan and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan). Change things up with a short trip to Cyber Hub in Gurugram (Gurgaon) (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online day trip planner .

You can fly from Dushanbe to New Delhi in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dushanbe in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 31°C in New Delhi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

DLF Cyber Hub
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

4
nights
Agra, India

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri (in Fatehpur Sikri) and Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur). Spend the 6th (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Taj Mahal, admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, and view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Agra route planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Agra by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Agra, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri, Keoladeo National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

4
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Spend the 12th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at EleSafari, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jaipur itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Agra to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Walking tours
EleSafari ©
EleSafari

4
nights
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ekling Ji Temple and Shahastrabahu Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udaipur: Kumbhalgarh Fort (in Rajsamand), Art Haveli (in Delwara) and Charbhuja Temple (in Nathdwara). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ShreenathJi Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Pacific Art, take some stellar pictures from Ambrai Ghat, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Udaipur visit planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in July, you will find days in Udaipur are a bit cooler (37°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Art Haveli, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Charbhuja Temple, Shahastrabahu Temple
Highlights from your plan
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Ekling Ji Temple ©
Ekling Ji Temple
Shahastrabahu Temple ©
Shahastrabahu Temple

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nariman Point and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai trip site .

You can fly from Udaipur to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Mumbai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica

3
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art of Living International Center and M Chinnaswamy Stadium. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Basavanagudi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in July, Bengaluru is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Tours Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art of Living ©
The Art of Living

4
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Explore hidden gems such as Dudhsagar Falls and Chapora Fort. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arambol Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mandrem Beach, admire all the interesting features of Dudhsagar Plantation and Farmstay, and admire the engineering at Salaulim Dam.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goa, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dudhsagar Falls ©
Dudhsagar Falls
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Mandrem Beach ©
Mandrem Beach

1
day
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, then take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at The National Jewelry Treasury, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golestan Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tehran journey planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Goa to Tehran in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Goa to Tehran is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Goa in July, expect nights in Tehran to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mashhad.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Tabiat Bridge ©
Tabiat Bridge

1
night
Mashhad, Iran

Mashhad ©
Capital of the Razavi Khorosan Province, Mashhad holds a reputation as one of the holiest cities in Iran.
On the 28th (Sun), make a trip to Miniature Park, get curious at Professor Bazima Science Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goharshad Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Imam Reza Holy Shrine.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mashhad road trip planning app .

You can fly from Tehran to Mashhad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran in July, plan for little chillier nights in Mashhad, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Mashhad

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Imam Reza Holy Shrine ©
Imam Reza Holy Shrine
Goharshad Mosque ©
Goharshad Mosque
Miniature Park ©
Miniature Park

3
nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Khajou Bridge and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Siosepol Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Aali Qapu Palace, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, and see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isfahan day trip planning website .

You can fly from Mashhad to Isfahan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque ©
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

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