60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Sochi, Russia
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
— 6 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 5 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Sochi, Russia

— 4 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, get outside with Gazprom Mountain-Tourist Centre, fly down the slopes at "Laura" Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center, and walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sochi trip planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Sochi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Ankara, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sochi, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

— 6 nights

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, explore the galleries of Galileo Park, and step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sochi to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sochi, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Nizhny Novgorod, ranging from highs of 2°C to lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and make a trip to Nevsky Prospekt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online travel planner.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Moscow, Russia

— 6 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Ski Stadium Zorkiy (in Krasnogorsk). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Red Square, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kazan, Russia

— 5 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, ski along the peaceful trails at Tramplin Ski Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa sanatoriy Ryadom s Domom.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Kazan road trip app.

Getting from Moscow to Kazan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow in March, Kazan is little chillier at night with lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
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You can fly from Kazan to Ulaanbaatar in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kazan to Ulaanbaatar. Expect little chillier evenings in Ulaanbaatar when traveling from Kazan in March, with lows around -17°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Almaty.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Almaty, Kazakhstan

— 3 nights
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gear up at Shymbulak Ski Resort, trek along Left Talgar Gorge, browse the fresh offerings at Zeleny Bazar, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Almaty day trip planning website.

You can fly from Ulaanbaatar to Almaty in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Ulaanbaatar Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in April, things will get a bit warmer in Almaty: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

— 3 nights
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 5th (Tue), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop, make a trip to Dungan Mosque, walk around River Park, and see the interesting displays at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Karakol driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Karakol takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Kashka-Suu Ski Resort, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, and take in the exciting artwork at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bishkek trip planner.

You can drive from Karakol to Bishkek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

— 4 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Take a break from Tashkent with a short trip to Pulatkhan Plateau in Chimgan, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Lake Charvak, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tashkent trip planner.

Fly from Bishkek to Tashkent in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Tashkent due to the time zone difference. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 3 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake, examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ashgabat itinerary planner.

Getting from Tashkent to Ashgabat by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Baku.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 6 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 5 min away. Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Baku Old City, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baku journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Baku takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ashgabat to Baku due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ashgabat in April: highs in Baku hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 6 nights
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.
Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Anchiskhati Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, and appreciate the history behind Kartlis Deda.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tbilisi road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Tbilisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Mongolia travel guide

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Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.

Kazakhstan travel guide

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Lookouts · Parks · Churches
The world's biggest landlocked country, Kazakhstan boasts a thriving economy resting almost entirely on huge reserves of natural gas and oil. While some travelers find its seemingly endless and largely featureless steppe unappealing, others take a trip to Kazakhstan precisely because of these unspoiled stretches. If you wanted, you could certainly spend your entire vacation in Kazakhstan completely alone, exploring the sprawling, empty horizons. If you want a little company, mingle with the highly urbanized locals in Almaty or Astana, two big cities featuring broad tree-lined avenues, hip cafes, giant malls, and many innovative buildings that seem plucked right out of a science fiction novel.

Kyrgyzstan travel guide

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Bodies of Water · National Parks · Flea Markets
A landlocked country of soaring mountains and sprawling steppes, Kyrgyzstan only became independent in 1991, after several decades as one of the Soviet Union's republics. Today, the country represents a growingly popular tourist destination, enticing visitors to come with its rolling pastures and unspoiled mountain landscapes. A trip to Kyrgyzstan reveals a mostly rural land, where it's still possible to witness the lifestyle of the semi-nomadic shepherds living in portable yurts--simple dwellings made of wood and animal skins. You'd be hard-pressed to find many urban attractions here, but the hospitality of the natives and the stunning natural scenery will more than make up for any lack of modern amenities.

Uzbekistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Although it only gained full independence in 1991, Uzbekistan boasts a rich history filled with legendary conquests by the likes of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. Major tourist attractions in Uzbekistan include centuries-old cities (once oases along the Silk Road), seemingly endless deserts, soaring mountains that serve as popular ecotourism playgrounds, and ancient fortresses untouched by the passage of time. Visitors flock to this landlocked Central Asian country to hike, ski, bird-watch, and stay in traditional yurt camps. Consider beginning your tour of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, where modern glass-fronted office buildings stand in stark contrast to decaying Soviet-era apartment blocks.

Turkmenistan travel guide

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Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.

Azerbaijan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.