21 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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Krasnoyarsk, Russia — 4 nights

Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Stolby National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Tatyshev Island, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roev Ruchey Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Krasnoyarsk online travel route planner.

Denver, USA to Krasnoyarsk is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Krasnoyarsk, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Ashgabat.
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan — 2 nights

A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Ashgabat is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kow Ata Underground Lake, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, delve into the distant past at Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Krasnoyarsk to Ashgabat with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Ashgabat due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sarajevo.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina — 5 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
On the 11th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. On the 14th (Mon), spend a day ambling around Vrelo Bosne. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bascarsija, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sarajevo trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Ashgabat to Sarajevo with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ashgabat to Sarajevo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bissau.
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Bissau, Guinea-Bissau — 1 night

Looking out from the Geba River across the Atlantic Ocean, the little-known capital of Bissau offers the authentic experience of a West African fishing port.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita Bissau, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Catolica da Bissau, and finally admire the striking features of Presidential Palace.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bissau holiday maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sarajevo to Bissau. The time zone difference when traveling from Sarajevo to Bissau is minus 1 hour. November in Bissau sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Astana.
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Astana, Kazakhstan — 3 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 Nur-Astana Mosque, see the interesting displays at Saken Seifullin Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Astana online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bissau to Astana. Traveling from Bissau to Astana, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bissau in November: high temperatures in Astana hover around 28°F and lows are around 16°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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