60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Mary, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Darvaza, Turkmenistan
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Khujand, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
11
Khorog, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
12
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
13
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
14
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Ashgabat is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, casinos, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ashgabat day trip planning website .

London, UK to Ashgabat is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Ashgabat, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from London in November since evenings lows in Ashgabat dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Fun & Games Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Ashgabat hippodrome ©
Ashgabat hippodrome
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

1
night
Mary, Turkmenistan

Mary ©
Prosperous thanks to its successful cotton growing and processing industry, Mary retains much of the Soviet-era sensibility once prevalent in this part of the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of National History and Ethnology Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrovskaya Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Gyaur Kala.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mary trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Mary takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ashgabat in November, Mary is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Darvaza.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites Museums
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Gyaur Kala ©
Gyaur Kala
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque ©
Gurbanguly Hajji Mosque
National History and Ethnology Museum ©

1
day
Darvaza, Turkmenistan

Darvaza ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then don't miss a visit to "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darvaza trip builder website .

Getting from Mary to Darvaza by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Khiva.
Highlights from your plan
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"Door to Hell" Gas Deposit
Darvaza Water Crater ©
Darvaza Water Crater

2
nights
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.
Step out of Khiva to go to Urgench and see Urgench Youth Lake Complex, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, contemplate the long history of Kalta Minor Minaret, don't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex, and step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Khiva trip planner .

You can drive from Darvaza to Khiva in 7 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Urgench Youth Lake Complex
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark

7
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, historic sites, nature, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, explore the activities along Charvak Reservoir, enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower, and explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tashkent online day trip planner .

You can fly from Khiva to Tashkent in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aydar Lake, Charvak Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir
Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

7
nights
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.
Step out of Bishkek to go to Tokmok and see Burana Tower, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. Spend the 24th (Tue) among lush scenery at Korona Peak. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panfilov Park, get out on two wheels at Too-Ashu Pass, and admire the verdant scenery at Ak-Sai Glacier.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bishkek attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tashkent to Bishkek in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Uzbekistan Time to Kirgizstan Time is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Bishkek can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Burana Tower
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

6
nights
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
On the 27th (Fri), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Issyk-Kul Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Karakol Peak, don't miss a visit to Dungan Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Karakol planner .

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Karakol takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
Highlights from your plan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Ala Kul Lake ©
Ala Kul Lake

1
night
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Cholpon Ata ©
A well-established resort town, Cholpon Ata lies on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, backed by the alpine peaks of the Tian Shan range.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs, head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Ferris Wheel, then don't miss a visit to Abandoned Runway, then make a trip to Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cholpon Ata road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Karakol to Cholpon Ata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osh.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ferris Wheel
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Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

2
nights
Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Osh is known for nature, museums, shopping, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, admire the masterpieces at Osh Regional Museum of Fine Arts of Sadykov, look for all kinds of wild species at Alay Valley, and stop by Jayma Bazaar Osh.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Osh holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cholpon Ata to Osh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Khujand.

Things to do in Osh

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley
Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park

3
nights
Khujand, Tajikistan

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Go for a jaunt from Khujand to Ghafurov to see Museum Academician Gafurov Bobodzhan about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ismoil Somoni, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Kamal Khudzhandi, and don't miss a visit to The Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Khujand trip planner .

Traveling by car from Osh to Khujand takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osh to Khujand due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Khorog.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kayrakkum Reservoir ©
Kayrakkum Reservoir
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue

1
night
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 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Lake Karakul, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bulunkul Lake, then appreciate the history behind Somoni Statue, and finally appreciate the history behind National Flag of Tajikistan. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khorog City Park, hunt for treasures at Afghan Market, appreciate the history behind World War II Memorial, then take in the natural beauty of Garm Chashma, and finally examine the collection at Khorog Regional Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Khorog trip planner.

Drive from Khujand to Khorog in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khorog

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bulunkul Lake ©
Bulunkul Lake
Lake Karakul ©
Lake Karakul
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dushanbe side-trips: Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob), Hisor Fortress (in Hisor) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). Fill the 15th (Tue) with excitement at Delfin Aquapark. The adventure continues: stroll through Rudaki Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fann Mountains, and don't miss a visit to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dushanbe trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Khorog to Dushanbe in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nurek Dam, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Hisor Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam

6
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.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, spas, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Minaret of the Kalon, explore the ancient world of Mir-i Arab Madrasah, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), and make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bukhara holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Bukhara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Dushanbe in December, expect nights in Bukhara to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Poykent, Palace of Bukhara Emirs
Highlights from your plan
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Ismail Samanid Mausoleum ©
Ismail Samanid Mausoleum
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz

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nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shakhrisabz (The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray, Statue of Amir Timur, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Registan, pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, explore the ancient world of Afrasiab, and look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Samarkand journey planner.

You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Samarkand are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Shahrisabz
Highlights from your plan
Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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