33 days in Asia Itinerary

33 days in Asia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
3
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
4
Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
5
Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
6
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
7
Khujand, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
8
Istaravshan, Tajikistan
— 1 night
9
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
10
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
11
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
12
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights

3
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.
Take a break from Bishkek with a short trip to Burana Tower in Tokmok, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, stroll around Panfilov Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bishkek day trip app.

Lyon, France to Bishkek is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lyon to Bishkek due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lyon in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Bishkek. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

4
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kok-Tobe Hill, and walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Almaty vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Almaty takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bishkek in November, expect nights in Almaty to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karakol: Barskoon (Monument to Yuriy Gagarin & Barskoon Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Issyk-Kul Lake, walk around River Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, and take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Karakol trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Karakol takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochkor.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Barskoon
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque

2
nights
Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

Kochkor ©
Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Kol-Ukok Lake and then explore the activities along Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Kochkor day trip planner.

You can drive from Karakol to Kochkor in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Toktogul.

Things to do in Kochkor

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Kol-Ukok Lake ©
Kol-Ukok Lake
Horseback Riding Tours
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir ©
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir

1
night
Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan

Toktogul ©
Toktogul is a city in Jalal-Abad Region of Kyrgyzstan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Chichkan Gorge and then see human ingenuity at work at Toktogul Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Toktogul visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Kochkor to Toktogul takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Osh.

Things to do in Toktogul

Parks · Nature
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Toktogul Lake ©
Toktogul Lake

2
nights
Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
On the 12th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Sulaiman Too, then walk around Enenin Koz Zhashy Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Jayma Bazaar Osh and then pause for some photo ops at Manas Statue.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osh online travel planner.

Drive from Toktogul to Osh in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Khujand.

Things to do in Osh

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Manas Statue ©
Manas Statue

2
nights
Khujand, Tajikistan

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Kamal Khujandi Statue, stop by Panjshanbe Bozor, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ismoil Somoni, and finally make a trip to Khujand Fortress. Keep things going the next day: walk around Park Kamal Khudzhandi, walk around Somoni park, then learn more about the world around you at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, and finally admire the striking features of Arbob Cultural Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Khujand online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Osh to Khujand takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Osh to Khujand is minus 1 hour. November in Khujand sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Istaravshan.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Somoni park ©
Somoni park
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue

1
night
Istaravshan, Tajikistan

Istaravshan ©
Istaravshan is a city in Sughd Province in Tajikistan. On the 16th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Bust of Lenin, admire the landmark architecture of Medressa of Abdullatif Sultan, and then steep yourself in history at Fortress Mug Teppe.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istaravshan trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Khujand to Istaravshan in 1.5 hours. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Istaravshan

Historic Sites
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Fortress Mug Teppe ©
Fortress Mug Teppe

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Dushanbe to Hisor to see Hisor Fortress about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Rudaki Park, don't miss a visit to Anzob Tunnel (Tunnel of Death), pick up some local products at Green Bazaar, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Ismoil Somoni.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dushanbe trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Istaravshan to Dushanbe in 5 hours. November in Dushanbe sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bukhara.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Hisor Fortress
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Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress

2
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, then make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then don't miss a visit to Chor-Minor, and finally steep yourself in history at Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, steep yourself in history at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, then get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, and finally make a trip to Trading Domes.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bukhara road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dushanbe to Bukhara takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Dushanbe, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bukhara, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz

3
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): gain insight at Tillya Kori Madrasah, then don't miss a visit to Registan, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, engage your brain at Ulugh Beg Observatory, pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, then don't miss a visit to Bibi-Khanym Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Happy Bird.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Samarkand trip planner.

Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

4
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tashkent: Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona) and Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, make a trip to Amir Temur Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teleshayakh Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tashkent travel planner.

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Tashkent takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Charvak Reservoir, Pulatkhan Plateau
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Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

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