60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 6 nights
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Fly to Turkmenabad, Taxi to Olot, Train to Samarkand
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 9 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 12 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 10 nights
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Kokand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 8 nights
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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
— 1 night
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 3 nights
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Kandahar, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Herat, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Arch of Neutrality.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat planning site.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Ashgabat is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Montevideo to Ashgabat. While traveling from Montevideo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ashgabat, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

— 9 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shahrisabz (Tahtakaracha Pass & The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Registan, admire the striking features of Gur Emir Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Samarkand online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Ashgabat to Samarkand takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ashgabat in May, Samarkand is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 23:

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

— 12 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tashkent: Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona) and Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, hit the slopes at Chimgon, don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), and admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tashkent trip app.

Getting from Samarkand to Tashkent by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bishkek.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — Jun 4:

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bishkek side-trips: Tokmok (Kegety Gorge & Burana Tower). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, take a stroll around Asanbay Center, don't miss a visit to Victory Square, and walk around Panfilov Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Tashkent to Bishkek in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tashkent to Bishkek is 1 hour. In June in Bishkek, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kokand.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 14:

Kokand, Uzbekistan

— 1 night
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Kokand stood as the capital of the Kokand khanate, developing into an important religious and educational center, with many mosques and madrassas.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque and then take an in-depth tour of Khan Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Norbut-Biya Madrasah.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kokand trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bishkek to Kokand in 11 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bishkek to Kokand is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bishkek in June: high temperatures in Kokand hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Kokand

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dushanbe: Monument The Motherland (in Vahdat), Nurek Dam (in Nurek) and Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Rudaki Park, appreciate the views at Yagnob Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Iskanderkul Lake, and contemplate the long history of Hisor Fortress.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dushanbe holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kokand to Dushanbe takes 7.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 24:

Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

— 1 night
Surrounded by scenic mountains, Mazar-i-Sharif stands as one of the largest cities in the country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Green Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mazar-i-Sharif trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dushanbe to Mazar-i-Sharif takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dushanbe to Mazar-i-Sharif is minus 0.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dushanbe in June: high temperatures in Mazar-i-Sharif hover around 45°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kabul.

Things to do in Mazar-i-Sharif

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Kabul, Afghanistan

— 3 nights
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Kabul is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Bagh-e Babur, admire the striking features of Darul Aman Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque, and get outside with Kabul Golf Club.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kabul road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kandahar.

Things to do in Kabul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Kandahar, Afghanistan

— 2 nights
Kandahar or Qandahar is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, with a population of about 491,500. On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Red Mosque.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kandahar road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Kandahar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Kandahar sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Herat.

Things to do in Kandahar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Herat, Afghanistan

— 2 nights
Sitting in a fertile river valley, the city of Herat has a diverse history spanning over 3,000 years.
Herat is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, make a trip to Khwaja Abd Allah Ansari Shrine, and stroll the grounds of Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Herat online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kandahar to Herat takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Kandahar in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Herat: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Herat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3: