31 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

31 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Start: Gaya, India
Fly:  16 h
1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly + Subway:  8 h 15 min
7
Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
8
Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
9
Shiraz, Iran
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
10
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
11
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Gaya, India

2
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, get outside with Left Talgar Gorge, and take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Almaty online trip builder.

Gaya, India to Almaty is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Gaya to Almaty due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gaya in July, Almaty is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Left Talgar Gorge
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan, and then stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Karakol online road trip planner.

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 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Nature Parks Shopping
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal ©
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Victory Square and then explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at State History Museum, steep yourself in history at Ala-Too Square, then walk around Panfilov Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bishkek trip maker site.

Getting from Karakol to Bishkek by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Bishkek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Panfilov Park ©
Panfilov Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Antiquities, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, then stroll around Rudaki Park, and finally make a trip to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Karatag Gorge and then laugh and play at Delfin Aquapark.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Dushanbe trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bishkek to Dushanbe by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Kyrgyzstan Time (KGT) to Tajikistan Time (TJT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bishkek in July, you will find days in Dushanbe are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Samarkand.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Outdoors Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Delfin Aquapark ©
Delfin Aquapark
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

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nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum, then make a trip to Registan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, then delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, and finally look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Samarkand holiday planner.

You can drive from Dushanbe to Samarkand in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Dushanbe in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Samarkand, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Samarkand

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

5
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin, and make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow online road trip planner.

Fly from Samarkand to Moscow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Samarkand to Moscow. Traveling from Samarkand in July, you will find days in Moscow are cooler (27°C), and nights are slightly colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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nights
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Tehran is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, and snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge.

You can plan Tehran trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Moscow to Tehran in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Iran Standard Time (IRST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Moscow in August, expect nights in Tehran to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are much warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Sadabaad Palace ©
Sadabaad Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower

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nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, explore the historical opulence of Ali Qapu Palace, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Heritage, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Isfahan trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tehran to Isfahan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Isfahan when traveling from Tehran in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Khaju Bridge ©
Khaju Bridge

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nights
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Qavam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and finally stop by Haan Art Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Saadi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vakil Mosque.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Shiraz planning app.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shiraz when traveling from Isfahan in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Tomb of Hafez ©
Tomb of Hafez
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) ©
Eram Garden (Baq e Eram)

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night
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 9th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and finally pause for some photo ops at Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Magtymguly Pyragy Monument, go for a walk through Inspiration Square, then examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, then see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument Arch of Neutrality.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat online vacation planner.

You can fly from Shiraz to Ashgabat in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Shiraz to Ashgabat is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Shiraz in August, Ashgabat is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort, and contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip maker.

Fly from Ashgabat to New Delhi in 6 hours. Traveling from Ashgabat to New Delhi, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ashgabat in August, you will find days in New Delhi are slightly colder (40°C), and nights are a bit warmer (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
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