60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Ashgabat International Airport
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
Fly to Turkmenabad, Taxi to Olot
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 6 nights
Train
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Phander, Pakistan
— 1 night
Drive
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Murghab, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amritsar, India
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 7 nights
Fly
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Isfahan, Iran
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tabriz, Iran
— 6 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Explore hidden gems such as Kow Ata Underground Lake and Seyit Jemaletdin Mosque. Geokdepe and Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hezreti Osman Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Magtymguly Pyragy Monument, go for a walk through Inspiration Square, and examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Ashgabat itinerary builder website.

Brize Norton, UK to Ashgabat is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Brize Norton to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. In July, Ashgabat is much warmer than Brize Norton - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

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 Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque. Lyab-i-Hauz and Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum, delve into the distant past at Chor-Bakr necropolis, make a trip to Ark of Bukhara, and admire the landmark architecture of Ulugbek Medressa.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bukhara route planner.

Getting from Ashgabat to Bukhara by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bukhara when traveling from Ashgabat in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Get some historical perspective at Gur Emir Mausoleum and Sher Dor Madrasah. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shah-i-Zinda and Registan. Step out of Samarkand to go to Jizzakh and see Nuratau Mountains, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, delve into the distant past at Khodja Akrar Madrasah, gain insight at Ulugbek Madrasah, and admire the striking features of Mausoleum Rukhabad.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Samarkand travel planner.

Getting from Bukhara to Samarkand by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Bukhara in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Samarkand: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hisor Fortress and St.Nicholas Orthodox Church. Visiting Nurek Dam and Varzob gorge will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dushanbe: Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve (in Hisor) and Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob). Spend a fun-filled day on the 3rd (Tue) at Delfin Aquapark. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Varzob, stroll around Rudaki Park, and don't miss a visit to Ismaili Centre.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dushanbe online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Samarkand to Dushanbe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Phander.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Phander, Pakistan

Phander is located in Ghizer, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Phander Valley and then contemplate the waterfront views at Phander Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phander trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Dushanbe to Phander by car takes about 24.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Murghab.

Things to do in Phander

Parks · Nature

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Murghab, Tajikistan

Murghab is the capital of Murghob District in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan. On the 8th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Ak-Baital Pass and then pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Murghab trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Phander to Murghab takes 31 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Murghab

Parks · Nature

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Lahore, Pakistan

Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Escape the urban bustle at The Mad Hatters and Hamdan Touristik Services. Get some cultural insight at Badshahi Mosque and Shahi Hammam. The adventure continues: explore the activities along The Lahore Canal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum, admire the striking features of Sonehri Masjid, and contemplate the long history of Qutub-ud-Din Aibak's Tomb.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lahore trip planning tool.

Drive from Murghab to Lahore in 28.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Lahore sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amritsar.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Amritsar, India

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Get outdoors at Harike Lake and Kanjli Wetlands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Devi Talab Mandir Temple. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Company Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amritsar travel planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahore to Amritsar. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Amritsar is 0.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Amritsar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maidan Central East. Explore hidden gems such as Victoria Memorial Hall and Photography Tours. Step out of Kolkata (Calcutta) with an excursion to Belur Math in Belur--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dakshineswar Kali Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Park Street, and try out the rides at Science City.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Isfahan, Iran

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Chehel Sotoun. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Khaju Bridge. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Jolfa Square, let little ones run wild at Mount Sofeh, and take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Isfahan day trip planning site.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Isfahan in 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Iran Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Isfahan, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

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Tabriz, Iran

City of Firsts

The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz and Poets Tomb (Maqbaratol Shoara). Popular historic sites such as Jame Mosque (Masjid-e-jame) and Ark Mosque (Ark-e-alishah) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eynali Mount, contemplate the long history of Constitution House of Tabriz, examine the collection at Sound & Music Museum, and delve into the distant past at Rab'-e Rashidi.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tabriz trip planner.

You can fly from Isfahan to Tabriz in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Isfahan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tabriz, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tabriz

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Buyukada Tabiat Parki and Nakibey Plaj. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ulu Cami and Green Tomb. Venture out of the city with trips to Alman Koyu (in Heybeliada), Eskibag Plaji (in Buyukada) and Asaf Family Beach (in Adalar). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Yeni Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Mosque and Complex, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tabriz to Istanbul. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Tabriz in September, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gilgit-Baltistan travel guide

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Valleys · Bodies of Water · National Parks
Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, is the northernmost administrative territory in Pakistan. It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, the Xinjiang region of China, to the east and northeast, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. Gilgit-Baltistan is part of the Kashmir region that is disputed by India and Pakistan, along with Azad Kashmir, Aksai Chin, the Shaksgam Valley, and Jammu, Ladakh, and the Valley of Kashmir.The territory of present-day Gilgit-Baltistan became a separate administrative unit in 1970 under the name "Northern Areas". It was formed by the amalgamation of the former Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan district and several small former princely states, the larger of which being Hunza and Nagar. In 2009, it was granted limited autonomy and renamed to Gilgit-Baltistan via the Self-Governance Order signed by Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari, which also aimed to empower the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, scholars state that the real power rests with the governor and not with chief minister or elected assembly.

Source

Gorno-Badakhshan Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Monuments · Geologic Formations