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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ascension Cathedral and A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts. Museum-lovers will get to explore Central State Museum of Kazakhstan and Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa. Step out of Almaty with an excursion to Issyk State Historical and Cultural Reserve-Museum in Rakhat--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get all the equipment you need at Shymbulak Ski Resort, get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, and stroll through Big Almaty Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Almaty itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Almaty is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in March: high temperatures in Almaty hover around 12°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

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Kok-Tobe Hill
4.3

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ala-Too Square and Monument to Manas the Great. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Fine Arts and Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, walk around Panfilov Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom, and learn about all things military at Mikhail Frunze Museum.

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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 somewhat 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) to allow time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nurek Dam and Fann Mountains. National Museum of Tajikistan and NOOR ART GALLERY will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Hisor Fortress (in Hisor). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Antiquities, make a trip to Ismaili Centre, get your game on at Kokhi Navruz, and stroll around Rudaki Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dushanbe trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bishkek to Dushanbe takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, daytime highs in Dushanbe are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Charvak and Chimgon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Minor Mosque and Kukeldash Madrasah. Step out of Tashkent with an excursion to Pulatkhan Plateau in Chimgan--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teleshayakh Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tashkent trip planner.

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

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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History Museum
Amir Timur Museum
4.0
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World heritage site
Chorsu Bazaar
3.8

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa) and History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre. Popular historic sites such as Mir-i-Arab Madrasa and Samanid Mausoleum are in your itinerary. Step out of Bukhara with an excursion to Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs in Gijduvan--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, admire the landmark architecture of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, and steep yourself in history at Chasma Ayub Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bukhara trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Bukhara takes 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 · Spas · Shopping

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

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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.
Visit Shah-i-Zinda and Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ulugh Beg Observatory and Afrasiyab Museum. The adventure continues: make a trip to Registan, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Happy Bird, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sher Dor Madrasah, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Samarkand day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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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

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, contemplate the long history of Ota Darvoza, then explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret, and finally steep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Nurullaboy Saroyi, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, then admire the striking features of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, then make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex, and finally examine the collection at Shirgazi Khan Madrasah.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Khiva trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Samarkand to Khiva takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Museums
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World heritage site
Itchan Kala
4.8

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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): look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Wedding Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, then appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Monument Arch of Neutrality. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, then delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, then make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geokdepe.

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Getting from Khiva to Ashgabat by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: 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. You will leave for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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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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Religious Site
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
4.5

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