17 days in Asia Itinerary

17 days in Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
4
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Registan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and then admire the striking features of Gur Emir Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Afrasiyab Settlement, delve into the distant past at Afrasiab, get curious at Ulugh Beg Observatory, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Happy Bird, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Samarkand trip itinerary builder app .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Samarkand is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Samarkand is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dammam in June, with highs in Samarkand at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

2
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 25th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, then make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), and finally get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Khoja Akhrar Mosque, get outside with Lake Charvak, then admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, and finally explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

Plan my trip to Tashkent with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Samarkand to Tashkent in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Hisor Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, and then stroll around Rudaki Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Varzob and then laugh and play at Delfin Aquapark.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dushanbe trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tashkent to Dushanbe by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. June in Dushanbe sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Outdoors Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hisor Fortress
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Delfin Aquapark ©
Delfin Aquapark
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

2
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Manas Statue, then explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge, and then appreciate the history behind Kurmanzhan Datka Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar, then steep yourself in history at Ala-Too Square, then stroll around Panfilov Park, and finally make a trip to Victory Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bishkek trip planning site .

Getting from Dushanbe to Bishkek by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dushanbe to Bishkek is 1 hour. When traveling from Dushanbe in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bishkek: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

2
nights
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal and then explore the activities along Issyk-Kul Lake. On your second day here, stroll around Park Pobedy and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Karakol trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Bishkek to Karakol in 6 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Almaty.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, and then walk around First President's Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, then see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Almaty online trip maker .

Drive from Karakol to Almaty in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Almaty can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

2
nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Sport Complex Kazakhstan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, then walk around City Park, and finally try out the rides at Family Rest Center Ailand.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan journey planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Nur-Sultan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Almaty in July, expect Nur-Sultan to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

1
night
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Wedding Palace, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, then don't miss a visit to Monument Arch of Neutrality, and finally explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

Plan my Ashgabat trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Nur-Sultan to Ashgabat in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Nur-Sultan to Ashgabat, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in July, expect nights in Ashgabat to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are much hotter, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument

Similar Plans

16 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Kazakhstan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Kyrgyzstan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Asia BY A USER FROM TURKEY January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 37 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM CHINA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans