60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Karaganda, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Oskemen, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tosor, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
12
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
14
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Boston, United States

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park and Arai. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nur-Astana Mosque and Municipal Mosque. Step out of Astana with an excursion to Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism in Malinovka--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, make a trip to Quay Astana, stroll through City Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Astana day trip planner.

Boston, USA to Astana is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Boston to Astana. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in March; daily highs in Astana reach 31°F and lows reach 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
Highlights from your plan
City Park ©
City Park
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque
Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral

3
nights
Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Step off the beaten path and head to Qarqaraly National Park and Bektau-Ata Mountain Area. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima and KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement. Go for a jaunt from Karaganda to Temirtau to see Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, and admire the striking features of Eternal Flame.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Karaganda journey planner.

You can drive from Astana to Karaganda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Karaganda can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Karaganda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Qarqaraly National Park, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum

5
nights
Oskemen, Kazakhstan

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Altaiskiye Alpy and Slavskogo Embankment. Eastern-Kazakhstan Regional Architecture and Ethnographic Museum Reserve and Roman-Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Kiin Kirish Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zhambyl Zhabayev Park, admire all the interesting features of Konnyi Dvor, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oskemen travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Karaganda to Oskemen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Oskemen

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

5
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa and Kazan Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolsai Lakes and Turgen Waterfalls. Go for a jaunt from Almaty to Batan to see Plateau Assy about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiken Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Esentai Mall, and admire the striking features of Kazakhstan National Science Academy.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Almaty holiday planner.

Getting from Oskemen to Almaty by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oskemen in March, expect nights in Almaty to be much hotter, around 33°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Butakovskiy Waterfall, Kolsai Lake, Turgen Waterfalls, Plateau Assy
Highlights from your plan
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts ©
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Altyn Arashan and Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing. Get some cultural insight at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal and Saimaluu-Tash Reserve Museum. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), take in the awesome beauty at Khan Tengri Peak, indulge your taste buds at Karakol Cattle Market, and stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Karakol online journey builder .

Getting from Almaty to Karakol by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Tosor.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
Highlights from your plan
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Karakol Gorge ©
Karakol Gorge
Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks) ©

1
night
Tosor, Kyrgyzstan

Tosor ©
On the 30th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, take in the dramatic scenery at Barskoon Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Barskoon Gorge, then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Fairy Tale, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Canyon Skazka.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tosor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Karakol to Tosor in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Naryn.

Things to do in Tosor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Barskoon
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Fairy Tale ©
Canyon Fairy Tale
Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall
Barskoon Gorge ©
Barskoon Gorge

4
nights
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

Naryn ©
Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
Step out of the city life by going to Tash Rabat and National Park Salkyn-Tor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kok-Kiya Valley and Shyrdakbek Korgon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naryn: Chatyr-Kul Lake (in At-Bashi) and Altyn Kol (in Kochkor). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Song Kol Lake and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kara-Keche Pass.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naryn trip maker tool .

You can drive from Tosor to Naryn in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Naryn

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naryn Province, Chatyr-Kul Lake, Altyn Kol
Highlights from your plan
Tash Rabat ©
Tash Rabat
Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
Chatyr-Kul Lake ©
Chatyr-Kul Lake

5
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.
Get outdoors at Korona Peak and Chon-Kurchak Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Burana Tower and Ak-Sai Glacier. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Issyk-Ata Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bir-Bulak Gorge, do some two-wheel cruising with Too-Ashu Pass, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bishkek trip maker tool .

Getting from Naryn to Bishkek by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In April in Bishkek, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bishkek

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Burana Tower
Highlights from your plan
Issyk-Ata Gorge ©
Issyk-Ata Gorge
Iron Horse Nomads ©
Iron Horse Nomads
Too-Ashu Pass ©
Too-Ashu Pass

4
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Teleshayakh Mosque and Holy Assumption Cathedral. Minor Mosque and Palace of the Romanovs will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Chimgon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Imom Khasan Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at Charvak Reservoir, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Uzbekistan.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tashkent online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bishkek to Tashkent in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bishkek to Tashkent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Charvak Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Teleshayakh Mosque ©
Teleshayakh Mosque
Minor Mosque ©
Minor Mosque
Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir

5
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.
St.Nicholas Orthodox Church and Mevlana Yakub Charki Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at NOOR ART GALLERY and National Museum of Antiquities. Venture out of the city with trips to Nurek Dam (in Nurek) and Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rudaki Park, admire the verdant scenery at Yagnob Valley, cruise along Karatag Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Ismaili Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dushanbe attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Dushanbe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Dushanbe are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nurek Dam, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara
Highlights from your plan
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Antiquities ©
National Museum of Antiquities
NOOR ART GALLERY ©
NOOR ART GALLERY

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mir-i Arab Madrasah and Moschea Bolo-khauz. Your inner history buff will appreciate Poi Kalyan Mosque and Chor-Bakr necropolis. Explore Bukhara's surroundings by going to Gijduvan (Ulugbek Madrasah & Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosh Madrasah, and steep yourself in history at Turki Jangi Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bukhara travel route tool .

Getting from Dushanbe to Bukhara by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gijduvan, Palace of Bukhara Emirs
Highlights from your plan
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Mir-i Arab Madrasah ©
Mir-i Arab Madrasah
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi ©
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi

4
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Visit Tillya Kori Madrasah and Khwaja Khadir Mosque for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Sher Dor Madrasah and Ulugbek Madrasah. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Bazaar, admire the striking features of Hazrat Khizr Mosque, explore the world behind art at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, and stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Samarkand travel route planner.

Getting from Bukhara to Samarkand by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tillya Kori Madrasah ©
Tillya Kori Madrasah
Ulugbek Madrasah ©
Ulugbek Madrasah
Sher Dor Madrasah ©
Sher Dor Madrasah

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalta Minor Minaret, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, then make a trip to Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, and finally make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nurullaboy Saroyi, step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, then delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, and finally explore the historical opulence of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli).

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Khiva journey planning tool .

You can fly from Samarkand to Khiva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Khiva sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum ©
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum

3
nights
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turkmen Carpet Museum and Ertugrul Gazi Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hezreti Osman Mosque and Geokdepe. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tolkuchka-Basar, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ashgabat tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Khiva to Ashgabat in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daily temperatures in Ashgabat can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Museums Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa

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