47 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

47 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Kristiansand, Norway
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Train:  9 h 45 min
7
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
8
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Batumi, Georgia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Kristiansand, Norway

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Kazakhstan and Hazret Sultan Mosque. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nur-Astana Mosque and Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov. The adventure continues: walk around City Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument Kazakh Eli, make a trip to Quay Astana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan attractions planning app.

Kristiansand, Norway to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kristiansand to Nur-Sultan. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kristiansand in June, with highs in Nur-Sultan at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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National Museum of Kazakhstan ©
National Museum of Kazakhstan
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

3
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and First President's Park. Take a break from the city and head to Shymbulak Ski Resort and Big Almaty Lake. There's still lots to do: stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, pause for some photo ops at Glory Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Military Assembly Building.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Almaty online journey planner.

Fly from Nur-Sultan to Almaty in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Almaty can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Altyn Arashan and Ala Kul Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Issyk-Kul Lake and Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum. Explore Karakol's surroundings by going to Barskoon (Barskoon Waterfall & Barskoon Plateau), Lenin Statue (in Kaji-Say) and Canyon Fairy Tale (in Tosor). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, take in the dramatic natural features at Telety Pass, and walk around River Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Karakol day trip site.

You can drive from Almaty to Karakol in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Barskoon, Lenin Statue, Canyon Fairy Tale, Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Canyon Fairy Tale ©
Canyon Fairy Tale
Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks) ©
Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Burana Tower and Borborduk Mosque are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ala-Archa Gorge and Korona Peak. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of State History Museum, stroll around Victory Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Sokuluk Gorge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alamedin Gorge.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bishkek trip planner.

You can drive from Karakol to Bishkek in 6 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Konorchek Canyons ©
Konorchek Canyons

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nurek Dam and Romit Gorge. Popular historic sites such as Hisor Fortress and Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve are in your itinerary. Explore Dushanbe's surroundings by going to Stele to Constructors of Nurek Hydroelectric Power Plant (in Nurek), Mausoleum of Makhmudi Azam (in Hisor) and Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, get your game on at Kokhi Navruz, walk around Rudaki Park, and take a memorable drive along Karatag Gorge.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dushanbe tour website.

Fly from Bishkek to Dushanbe in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Bishkek to Dushanbe is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Bishkek, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dushanbe, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Samarkand.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hisor, Nurek, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Romit Gorge
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Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress

4
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shah-i-Zinda and Ulugbek Madrasah. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gur Emir Mausoleum and Imam Bokhari Mausoleum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Khwaja Khadir Mosque, and make a trip to Registan.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Samarkand day trip tool.

You can drive from Dushanbe to Samarkand in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Tillya Kori Madrasah ©
Tillya Kori Madrasah

2
nights
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 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, thendon't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Geokdepe. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, thensee the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ashgabat day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Ashgabat takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Samarkand in July, expect Ashgabat to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ashgabat National Museum of History ©
Ashgabat National Museum of History

5
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alley of Martyrs and Dreamland Golf Club. Baku Old City and Museum of Miniature Books are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque, stroll through Yanardag, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baku road trip app.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Baku in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkmenistan Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Ashgabat, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books
Alley of Martyrs ©
Alley of Martyrs
Baku Old City
Baku Old City

5
nights
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Makhuntseti Waterwall and Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral. Church of St. Nicholas and Bridge Mahuntseti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Batumi to go to Kobuleti and see Mtirala National Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", make a trip to Astronomical Clock, ponder the design of Fountain Of Neptun, and admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Batumi trip maker tool.

Getting from Baku to Batumi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Baku in July: high temperatures in Batumi hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Makhuntseti Waterwall, Mtirala National Park, Adjarian Wine House
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Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall
Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park
Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral ©
Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral

6
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Appreciate the collections at Georgian National Museum and Tsinandali Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Metekhi Cathedral. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri), Signagi (Signagi City Walls & Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino) and Kvareli (Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, Tunnel Winery Khareba's, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip maker site.

You can fly from Batumi to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Batumi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tbilisi, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Kvareli, Signagi, Tsinandali Palace, Giant Plane Tree, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Georgian National Museum ©
Georgian National Museum
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino

4
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Visiting Hayravank Monastery and Noravank Gorge will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Noravank Monastery and History Museum of Armenia. Venture out of the city with trips to The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), St. Astvatsatsin Church (in Areni) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, stroll through Armenian Genocide Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory, and explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan day trip planner.

You can drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tbilisi in July, you will find days in Yerevan are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Areni, The Monastery of Geghard, Hayravank Monastery, Khor Virap, Noratus Cemetery
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Parajanov Museum ©
Parajanov Museum

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