60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Astana, Kazakhstan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Karaganda, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Train to Nur-Sultan Nurly Zhol, Fly to Oskemen
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Oskemen, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Fly to Almaty, Taxi to Saty
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Saty, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Drive
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 6 nights
Fly
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 8 nights
Drive
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Train
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
Fly to Urgench Airport, Drive to Khiva
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gobustan, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
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Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
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Ganja, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 8 nights
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Astana, Kazakhstan — 6 nights

First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Astana is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, walk around City Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Astana travel route builder app.

London, UK to Astana is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Astana, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Astana can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Karaganda.
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Karaganda, Kazakhstan — 4 nights

Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Karaganda is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Victims of Political Repression, don't miss a visit to Monument Mining Glory, and take in the awesome beauty at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Karaganda trip itinerary app.

Getting from Astana to Karaganda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Astana in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Karaganda, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oskemen.
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Oskemen, Kazakhstan — 4 nights

A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Oskemen is known for parks, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Slavskogo Embankment, walk around Sauletay, see the interesting displays at Eastern-Kazakhstan Regional Architecture and Ethnographic Museum Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Victory Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oskemen sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Karaganda to Oskemen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saty.
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Saty, Kazakhstan — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Lower Kolsai Lake, then explore the activities along Lake Kaindy, then explore the activities along Upper Kolsai Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

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Getting from Oskemen to Saty by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Almaty.
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Almaty, Kazakhstan — 6 nights

Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Explore Almaty's surroundings by going to Lake Issyk (in Esik) and Plateau Assy (in Batan). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kok-Tobe Hill, walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, make a trip to Temple of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

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Drive from Saty to Almaty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dushanbe.
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan — 8 nights

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: Hisor (Hisor Fortress & Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve), Monument The Motherland (in Vahdat) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). On the 26th (Wed), spend a fun day at Delfin Aquapark. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Iskanderkul Lake, make a trip to Ismaili Centre, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Abu Ali Ibn Sino (Avicenna).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dushanbe route planning tool.

You can fly from Almaty to Dushanbe in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from East Kazakhstan Time to Tajikistan Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Almaty in July, you will find days in Dushanbe are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Samarkand.
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan — 4 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Registan, engage your brain at Ulugh Beg Observatory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sher Dor Madrasah, and explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Samarkand day trip planner.

Drive from Dushanbe to Samarkand in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dushanbe in July: highs in Samarkand hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bukhara.
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan — 5 nights

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.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, take an in-depth tour of Fayzulla Khujayev House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, and admire the striking features of Chor-Minor.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukhara trip maker.

Getting from Samarkand to Bukhara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Bukhara sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Khiva.
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Khiva, Uzbekistan — 2 nights

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 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), then explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, and then delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Qozi Kalon Madrassah - Museum of Musical Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), contemplate the long history of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex, then admire the striking features of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalta Minor Minaret.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Khiva trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bukhara to Khiva. In August, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Tashkent.
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan — 6 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Explore Tashkent's surroundings by going to Chimgan (Chimgan Ski Resort, Pulatkhan Plateau, &more) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower, take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and browse the different shops at Compass Mall.

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Traveling by flight from Khiva to Tashkent takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Gobustan.
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Gobustan, Azerbaijan — 1 night

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gobustan route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Gobustan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki, Azerbaijan — 1 night

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sheki day trip website.

You can drive from Gobustan to Sheki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ganja.
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Ganja, Azerbaijan — 3 nights

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring at Lake Goygol. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and admire the striking features of Bottle House.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja route tool.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Baku.
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Baku, Azerbaijan — 8 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and don't miss a visit to Fountains Square.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Baku online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ganja to Baku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Baku, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Kazakhstan travel guide

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Lookouts · Parks · Bodies of Water
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.
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Tajikistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · History Museums
Caravans loaded with goods passed through Tajikistan when the ancient Silk Road ran through this country; today, it is one of the world's poorest and least explored nations. Devastated by the civil war of the 1990s, Tajikistan tourism has recently bounced back, as the country's unspoiled mountain landscapes attract a growing number of daring climbers and adventurous travelers. Picturesque highland villages welcome foreign explorers searching for an authentic Central Asian experience in a place seemingly frozen in time. Roads are practically nonexistent in many places and public transport unreliable, but the hospitable Tajiks treat visitors with such warmth and kindness you're not likely to mind the lack of amenities and modern distractions.
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Uzbekistan travel guide

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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.
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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.
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