25 days in Asia Itinerary

25 days in Asia Itinerary

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
You'll explore and learn at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan and Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ascension Cathedral and Baiken Mosque. There's still lots to do: gear up at Shymbulak Ski Resort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Kok-Tobe Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Almaty day trip app.

Athens, Greece to Almaty is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens to Almaty, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Almaty is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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Must see
Kok-Tobe Hill
4.3

3
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ala-Too Square and Holy Resurrection Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Ala-Archa Gorge and Kashka-Suu Ski Resort. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the history behind Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom, and browse the exhibits of Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Bishkek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Almaty in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Bishkek, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Must see
Spas & Wellness
4.4
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National Park
Ala-Archa Gorge
4.7
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Historic Site
Ala-Too Square
4.0

3
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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 a sense of the local culture at Hisor Fortress and NOOR ART GALLERY. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Tajikistan and National Museum of Antiquities. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dushanbe: Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). There's more to do: walk around Rudaki Park and get your game on at Kokhi Navruz.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dushanbe trip maker tool.

Getting from Bishkek to Dushanbe by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Dushanbe. In March in Dushanbe, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

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Mountain
Nurek Dam
4.8
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Historic Site
Hisor Fortress
4.2

3
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Visiting Lake Charvak and Pulatkhan Plateau will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amir Timur Museum and Railway Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, pick up some local products at Mirabadskiy (Gospitalny) Market, and get engrossed in the history at State Museum "In Memory of the Victims of Repression".

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tashkent tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Dushanbe to Tashkent in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

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History Museum
Amir Timur Museum
4.0
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Mountain
Pulatkhan Plateau
4.0

3
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa and Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum. Get a sense of the local culture at Great Minaret of the Kalon and Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa). Take a break from Bukhara with a short trip to Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs in Gijduvan, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum, take an in-depth tour of Fayzulla Khujayev House, explore the ancient world of Chor-Bakr necropolis, and make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bukhara holiday maker.

You can fly from Tashkent to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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World heritage site
Samanid Mausoleum
4.4
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World heritage site
Poi Kalyan Mosque
4.8

3
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
You'll explore and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory and Regional Studies Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shah-i-Zinda and Registan. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Settlement, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulugbek Madrasah, and admire the striking features of Gur Emir Mausoleum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Samarkand day trip planning app.

Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Must see
Registan
4.8
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World heritage site
Gur Emir Mausoleum
4.8
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World heritage site
Shah-i-Zinda
4.9

2
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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 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), then admire the striking features of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret, explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, then steep yourself in history at Ota Darvoza, and finally contemplate the long history of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Khiva sightseeing planner.

Getting from Samarkand to Khiva by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Khiva, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

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World heritage site
Itchan Kala
4.8

2
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, then examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geokdepe, then delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, then get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, and finally appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat visit planner.

You can drive from Khiva to Ashgabat in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Khiva in March, with highs in Ashgabat at 19°C and lows at 7°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums
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Religious Site
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
4.5
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World heritage site
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
2.9
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Specialty Museum
Turkmen Carpet Museum
4.3

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